This Spring

Annual Skywatchers event “I Got A Truth To Tell” 
May 20, 2017, 7:30-9:30 pm | RSVP HERE
with the Skywatchers Ensemble and Melanie DeMore
Tenderloin National Forest (509 Ellis St.)
Free to the public


Skywatchers partners with This is What I Want 2017: Tender Nights
Directed by Tessa Wills with lead artists Jaime Cortez and Krista DeNio
May 25, 26, 27, 2017 at 8pm


Find a selection of Skywatchers articles below!

Making Art, Building Community in the Tenderloin

5th Annual Skywatchers Festival: Home Is Where the Body Is

Using Dance & Performance, Skywatchers Illuminates Lives of TL Residents

ABD initiated the Skywatchers program in 2011 in collaboration with Community Housing Project (CHP) and the Luggage Store. Skywatchers illuminates the lives and stories of residents of the Tenderloin who are too often reduced to statistics. Fundamentally, the project is about the connectivity that is essential to the creative process, and the vital importance and humanizing impact of making visible the stories that make us who we are. We engage residents as storytellers, co-creators, performers, and audience members— working in close collaboration with ABD dancers and associated artists—in the creation of performance pieces that reflect the richness and complexity of their stories.”

For more information contact Senior Program Manager, Clara Pinsky at

Skywatchers Gallery