Dec 2015

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Sept 2015 Inaugural Show

The Frank – contemporary art space
Opening 23rd  Sept 6pm – 10pm
(hours 11 – 6pm wed – sat)
2225 Broadway st, Redwood City

Key Dates:
25th Sept late night Saturday 8pm (salsa festival)
3rd October Kids Workshop 11 – 2pm
10th Oct last day
Contact: Tara de la Garza, Creative Director
Cell: 917 519 7891


How do you single handedly open a contemporary art center in Silicon Valley? You BE BRAVE. That is the motto of Creative Director Tara de la Garza whose working model is to show dynamic contemporary art that challenges your aesthetic paradigm. It’s also something she has done before in New York, so if you can make it there…

Her town of choice is Redwood City, attracted to the vibrant downtown area, she recognized a community that is doing a lot of work to attract artists and the transformational properties that seem to follow.

Her long-term goal is to have a permanent space, a forum for both local and international artists. In the meantime The Frank is a nomadic presence opening in empty storefronts provided by generous building owners. Premia Downtown are the first generous souls to loan their space next to the Fox Theatre. A great central location that will hopefully attract big crowds, both to the opening on Sept 23rd and throughout the run of the show to October 10th. There will be a kid’s workshop on Saturday October 23rd, all details on Also a late night opening on Saturday September 26th to coincide with the Salsa Festival being held outdoors at the Courtyard Square.

The artists in the inaugural show Hard Art is Sometimes Soft are from San Francisco, Los Angeles and Japan who either primarily or occasionally work with textiles to create challenging work that can be both diminutive and monumental.

Artists: Kanako Azuchi | Lauren DiCioccio | Pete Hickok

Jung Eun Lee | Stephanie Robison | Zachary Royer Scholz

Come and enjoy works that have been blown up, stitched, pulled apart and repurposed.


Please contact us for further details on artists and show and for interviews. Downloadable artwork below.

credit: Stephanie Robison Pink Blob