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Connecting artists to community since 1992.


Side Street Projects is an entirely mobile artist-run organization.

We connect professional artists directly to communities. Our community-centered programming promotes socially engaged artist projects, youth education, and artist workshops with the goal of facilitating dialogue and creative problem solving through collaboration and hands-on artmaking.


News & Updates


Open call for mobility archived

Side Street Projects is requesting proposals for our Spring 2020 Artist-in-Residence program. Side Street Projects offers a one-month residency for two artists to host workshops and develop a site-specific, community-engaged art project around the theme of Mobility Archived.


announcing 2019 artist in residence: ALAN NAKAGAWA

Alan Nakagawa reflects on the history and cultural significance of the Pasadena Buddhist Temple’s Tea House. The Tea House was first donated as a gift to the Temple from the Urasenke Chanoyu Foundation in 1964 and re-opened in the Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library in 2011. Invisible Tea House is Alan Nakagawa's attempt to understand the nuances of these experiences and in time, creating a public archive through collective memory-making while co-imagining the future of the tea ceremony as a living practice.


side street events

Visit our CALENDAR to see when the many engaging programs are happening! Our programs range from skill-shares, woodworking opportunities, artist-in-residence projects, exhibitions, and more!


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Side Street Projects is a very lean 501c3 non profit organization. We rely on a community of donors to sustain and grow our programs that serve thousands or artists and youth each year.