A Speaker Series Sparks In the Arts District


Photo by Checko Salgado

Art enthusiasts can add the second Tuesday of every month to their calendar. The 18b Speaker Series at Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art launched on December 10 to a standing-room-only crowd. The series will alternate between two formats: The first is 18×18, which features rapid-fire presentations inspired by the Tokyo-born PechaKucha 20×20 designer networking events. The second is “Culture Spark,” which offers a forum for discussion on issues facing the 18b Arts District. According to 18b Neighborhood Association President Marc Abelman, the next entry on January 14 will focus on gentrification in the Arts District and “how we approach growth in the 18b.”