Visitors to Shipyard Open Studios often ask about the huge skeleton of a building they pass on the way to the Building 125 studios. This beautiful building was constructed in 1943 for the overhaul and storage of submarine and ship batteries. It will be demolished in February as part of clean-up operations by the U.S. Navy. We are honoring all the workers who built it and who performed difficult and dangerous work there.
Artists' historic and new photos and paintings of this building are on exhibit in the Shipyard Gallery in Building 101 along with historic documents regarding the large African American workforce at the Shipyard, and discrimination they experienced during and after WW2. Shipyard artist Stacey Carter unearthed these important documents and will explain their connection to local Black history on February 24.
The Gallery is open for walk-in visits 1-5 p.m. each Saturday in February or by appointment: 51 artworks by 36 artists. As you arrive by car or Muni 19 bus the guard at the gate near 451 Galvez Ave. will direct you to Building 101 and parking.
Black On Point presents an exhibition of recent work by Black artists with studios at the nearby Hunters Point Shipyard.
Artist reception: February 10, noon to 3 p.m. Musical interlude by the Charles Unger Experience
Exhibition dates: February 10 to March 3
At Cafe Alma, 888 Innes Ave, San Francisco
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
2024 is the 40th anniversary year of the founding of the Hunters Point Shipyard Artists, including sculptors and metal workers who later moved to the nearby Islais Creek Studios. Commemorative events are planned throughout 2024.