Art Shows at City Hall

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Thanks to the efforts of Clara Johnson, former Brisbane Mayor, and Carole Nelson, former Community Development Director, the Large Conference Room at City Hall now serves not only as the main meeting location for city business, but also as an art gallery.  There have already been several artist shows, which are always accompanied with a Wednesday evening Artist Reception from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. 

The Parks and Recreation Dept. is currently looking for artists interested in displaying their work in City Hall's "art gallery".  If you or someone you know is interested, please click here for more information. You can also access the application here.

Current Showcase

In this exclusive art showcase to the city of Brisbane, the 160 year old 7 Mile House shares never before seen artifacts, maps, photographs, and pages from the first print of their self-published book ‘See You at the 7 - Stories From the Bay Area’s Last Original Mile House’.  The new book on 7 Mile House, Brisbane's oldest establishment and building, celebrates its intriguing history and how it came to be everyone’s favorite home “in the middle of nowhere”.  In 2004, Vanessa Garcia purchased the 7 Mile House, a dark dive in the outskirts of Brisbane and “in the middle of nowhere,” unaware of its history, the countless stories contained within its walls—and that, for the better part of the last 160 years, it was home to thousands of locals and travelers of all colors and persuasions.

 

The book is co-authored by Vanessa Garcia, and award-winning editor Regina Abuyuan, with a foreword by San Francisco Chronicle columnist Carl Nolte (Native Son).

 

A public reception will be held on Wednesday, April 18th from 6:00-8:00pm.