Monday, April 21, 2008

Vesuvio : Art in the Alley

ArtintheAlleyMay42008.jpg picture by PhotosteveQ

Art Event: Art in the Alley – Outdoor Art Exhibition

Date: Sunday, May 4, 2008 - 12 to 6 p.m.

Location: Kerouac Alley in North Beach @ Columbus & Broadway ~
Between City Lights Bookstore & Vesuvio

Contact # for Listing / Day of show info: Vesuvio, 362-3370,

Music: AlTal ~ Jazz Trio

Sponsors: Vesuvio, North Beach Chamber of Commerce & Pilsner Urquell

Organizer: Elizabeth Ashcroft - 415-263-8959 –

On Sunday, May 4, 2008, the beautifully renovated Kerouac Alley in North Beach will once again be turned into an open-air art gallery when we hold our 12th Art in the Alley event. The alley is now a delightful, stroll-friendly cobblestone pedestrian way embedded with engraved tablets featuring quotations by LiPo, Confucius, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and, of course, Jack Kerouac himself - among others - successfully creating both a literal and literary link between North Beach and Chinatown.

Over 25 emerging and established artists will showcase their work in the alley named for one of North Beach's most famous Beat icons. There will be something to appeal to the art lover in everyone - art books by Jack Carter, jewelry by Colleen Maur, drawings of North Beach by Elizabeth Ashcroft, whimsical sculptures by Cherry Elliot, silk screen prints and funky dolls by Hilary Williams and evocative collage ensembles by Rebecca Peters - just to mention a few of the artists exhibiting their work on the 4th......

AlTal will serenade the crowd throughout the afternoon.

Art in the Alley honors the irreverent spirit of North Beach by creating an opportunity for both local and regional artists to strut their stuff. Janet Clyde, manager of Vesuvio, feels it's an ideal way to give back to the community and to celebrate this fabled neighborhood and its artistic roots.

Those wishing to get a sneak preview of work by the participating artists should stop by Vesuvio and check out the Art in the Alley Group Show, on display from April 15 - 30.

Contacts: Elizabeth Ashcroft -- 415-263-8959 – Janet Clyde -- 415-362-3370 -

See pictures from the May 2004 Art in the Alley
See pictures from the October 2003 Art in the Alley
See pictures from the September 2002 Art in the Alley