Public Projects
3rd Street Youth Arts Windscreens

2003 – 2005
A Public Art Commission for the City of San Francisco and MUNI
Third Street Transit Stops, San Francisco, CA

For this two-part project, I combined my skills as an art educator and artist/designer. I collaborated with children who live in San Francisco’s Bayview/Hunter’s Point and Potrero Hill neighborhoods to create permanent windscreens for new transit shelters along San Francisco’s Third Street corridor.

Working with three art teachers, I coordinated a series of workshops for these children in which they generated images for the project. The workshops, focused on process as well as product, providing the children a structured art curriculum exploring the basic visual elements of art and graphic design and lessons in self-expression. They explored their subjects through photography and drawing. Their completed designs convey stories of the neighborhood, preserving a cultural history in the act of making.

›› Read an article from sfgate.
›› Download a PDF booklet produced by the SF Art Commission about this project.

Project Team   


Graphic design
Ari Salomon

Special thanks to the young artists of the 3rd St. area who participated in this program and to art teachers Dolores Gray at the Bayview Opera House, Minna Eloranta at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House and Norita Gonzalez at Visitation Valley Community Beacon Center for assistance

©2012 Sheila Ghidini