295 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA
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This Saturday March 25, 1-4pm!
Jazz Jam!
Free event
295 Oak at Octavia
Hayes Valley Art Works presents our jam music series:
Jazz Jam in the Garden  

Join us the last Saturday of every month. This month Saturday, March 25 from 1-4 pm in our lovely outdoor garden for a free jazz concert & jam session with members of Curious Planet and your neighbors!   Enjoy the jazz stylings in the garden, with guest artists - maybe you? -  sitting in.  Donations encouraged but not required.

SINGERS & Instrumentalists! Sign up to sit in with a great jazz band! Send your songs and keys via signup sheet.

Also enjoy beautiful artwork by local artists in a garden setting. Purchase art directly from the artist,and make a new home for art!


JAZZ JAM is in the south garden of Hayes Valley Art Works, near the Northeast corner of Octavia and Page.

More info at and instagram @hvaw.hayesvalleyartworks @planet.curious now known as @dotcomandthenoise. Curious Planet is a jazz band featuring @deephippocket drums, @apropos0 guitar and @bengoesout keys. 

The Last Saturday of every month (except during our Winter break)

FREE TICKETS or by donation HERE 


295 Oak at Octavia
 Please join us for the reception April 1, or any Saturday/Sunday 12-4.  



Join us for a fun and educational experience with renowned plein air artist, Lucia Gonnella. Born in Italy and now a long-time resident of San Francisco, Lucia brings her extensive teaching experience to our popular biweekly watercolor instruction series.

Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced artist, this series is perfect for you. Lucia will guide you through the basics and advanced techniques to help you improve your skills. With step-by-step demonstrations and a reference image provided, you'll leave the session with a beautiful painting.

This event has been running on Zoom  since April 2020 and is open to the public. A suggested donation of $10-$25 is appreciated, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For those who make a minimum $10 donation, a recording of the Zoom session will be made available to you.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from a talented artist!

Sign up here 

Compass Clara House Project 

Compass Clara House facility, which provides housing to recently unhoused families, has developed a relationship with HVAW,  bringing kids and teachers to the garden for education, fresh air - and earthworms!   Teacher Sudarma Kekulawela's master's degree program led her to develop this project, featuring gardening for the kids, and over the past couple of years Sudarma and teacher Fei Huang have introduced their students to the joy and wonder of gardening; some of them had never seen an earthworm before! 

This week they planted strawberries in a bed we built just for them.   Pictured below are the kids along with lead gardener and earthworm wrangler Stephen Santamaria.


HVAW has also enjoyed the participation of kids from the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco. You can see the mini-murals they painted for us on some of the boards used for our garden beds. 

more about Compass Clara House

HVAW Volunteers welcome!
If you're interested in buzzing around the garden, helping out in our gallery, expanding our online presence, programs, or just holding the space open for others, please stop by or drop us an email.   

Also seeking local artists interested in exhibiting work in our upcoming shows.  Email us here!
We support community through art, music, conversation and other engagement.   
Join our   group for more details
Please check our MEETUP page for each week's schedule.  Currently seeking artists and crafters to lead events!

PaintbrushArt in the Garden Saturdays
Every other Saturday, we are online with Watercolor Workshops. On other Saturdays, stop by the garden for open art making. Most weeks is bring your own work; we have some supplies to share. Sign up for info on Meetup    
PencilWriting & Weeding Sundays
Usually first Sunday of the Month - Noon! Sign up on Meetup.   Writer's block?  Join us to work on wordcraft in a dedicated environment.  Now affiliated with the "Shut Up & Write" meetup group.  Or show up any Sunday for Weeding!

We will need you to keep the space open  for the community! If you're interested in buzzing around the garden, helping expand our online presence, programs, or just holding the space open for others, please stop by or drop us an email.   

Also seeking local artists interested in exhibiting work in our upcoming shows.
Hey there, music lovers!
Hope to see you in the south garden on Saturday, March 25! I plan to be there!  I was forced to stay home last month and I was mad!! So this time, I will be there.  Don't be shy, come say hi!  And dress warm!  It should be sunny and cool!  Rain is gone... at least for one day!

My bark ... is still worse than my bite!
 Can't wait to see you!
And if you want to keep up on all my adventures, be sure to follow me on Instagram!   @darlasdiarysf 
Waggy tails and LOVE, 

photo by @obabso

We are fiscally sponsored by Intersection for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which allows us to offer you tax deductions for your contributions. Use the Donate button above or please make checks payable to Intersection for the Arts, and write Hayes Valley Art Works in the memo line.  This ensures that you’ll receive an acknowledgement letter for tax purposes, and your donation will be available for our project.

Intersection for the Arts is our non-profit fiscal sponsor. Intersection provides assistance to individual artists and organizations as they work to develop and sustain their artistic work, and the fiscal sponsorship means that donations are tax-deductible.

Hayes Valley Art Works created a community art and gathering space, where neighborhood residents can meet and work with with professional artists and make tangible connections to the Bay Area's creative community. With successful partnership-based exhibitions, performances, activity days, and art residencies,  we’re laying the groundwork for new collaborative exhibitions that showcase the Bay Area’s vibrant creative relationships, resources, and creative innovation.

Please help us reach our goal by donating today. Every bit counts!  As we are now fiscally sponsored by Intersection for the Arts,  your donations are tax-deductible. 

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Our address is:
Octavia Boulevard between Oak and Lily
(295 Oak on Google Maps)
San Francisco, CA 94102

We are open: 
Saturdays & Sundays  12-4 
Monday - Friday: by appointment only

We are a Member of Intersection for the Arts. Intersection provides Bay Area based artists and arts organizations with resources, community and cultural space in order to develop sustainable practices. Visit

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We are fiscally sponsored by Intersection for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.