Creative Placemaking / Placekeeping

41 ross

hang ah alley mural

Chinatown Community Development Center engages in place-based activities that involve community residents, artists, and cultural workers to activate formal and informal arts spaces and utilize creative interventions for positive community outcomes. Chinatown CDC recognizes the importance of honoring the cultural lives of the Chinatown community and making sure the cultural history is protected and preserved. Our efforts involve community participants in collaborative processes to reflect on their neighborhood, consider ways to shape and support Chinatown’s ongoing evolution, and strengthen the connection between people and the places they share.

41 Ross
Situated in historic Ross Alley in San Francisco Chinatown, 41 Ross is an active community space for creative engagement that brings together local residents, neighbors, and visitors to participate in art/culture making activities. More than an art gallery, 41 Ross is a community resource space and interactive studio that promotes dialogue, appreciation, and creative engagement around the local culture as practiced by everyday people in Chinatown. Our cultural programming serves to activate Ross Alley and other public spaces in Chinatown. 41 Ross is a collaboration between Chinatown Community Development Center and the Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco.