July 2013 Coit Tower News

 

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  COIT TOWER NEWS – July 2013

 

SAVE THE DATE:  COIT TOWER 80TH BIRTHDAY PARTY & ART SHOW – TUESDAY, OCT. 8TH

On October 8, 1933, San Franciscans gathered together atop Telegraph Hill to celebrate the creation of a beautiful new addition to the city landscape that would transform it forever.  It was on that day that the Coit Tower, designed by Arthur Brown, Jr., was officially completed and dedicated, its 210 feet rising high into the sky.  Thanks to the generosity of Lillie Hitchcock Coit, who so generously left a third of her estate “to beautify the city I have always loved,” Coit Tower has remained a symbol of San Francisco’s creative spirit and artistic independence from that day until this one.

This October 8th, San Franciscans will once again gather to celebrate the Coit Tower spirit with an 80th Birthday Party & Art Show at the Live Worms Gallery on Grant Avenue in North Beach.  The event will feature rarely-seen artwork from some of the original Coit Tower muralists and Coit Tower inspired-art by today’s working San Francisco artists.

October 8 – Save the Date!  And if you’d like to volunteer to help make this a great event or contribute funds or other support, please contact us at ProtectCoitTower@gmail.com

 

KQED NEW DEAL MURALS OF SAN FRANCISCO SPECIAL EVENT

Join KQED and local historians for a free special event on Wednesday, July 31st at 12:00 noon at Rincon Center Annex to explore the New Deal Murals of San Francisco and learn all about KQED's new “Let's Get Lost” mobile app.  The KQED “Let’s Get Lost” program celebrates cultural, historical and natural sites in the Bay Area and brings history to life with archival film footage, photographs, interviews with the artists, music and games.

Find out more and RSVP by clicking here: http://blogs.kqed.org/pressroom/2013/07/26/lets-get-lost/

 

 

 

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