San José

Art as a Community Catalyst

6:30 p.m. | Thursday, September 26, 2019

Hunter Franks builds community through public art, creating innovative ways for people to share stories, connections and ideas. One such work collects positive stories via postcards from one community and then mails them to residents elsewhere in the city, while another brings together hundreds of strangers from every neighborhood in a city for a shared meal. Come hear about how he uses art to make connections and strengthen neighborhoods, and then create and mail an inspiring postcard of your own.

+ Hunter Franks / artist

5:30 p.m.: Network with other urbanists while enjoying food and drinks from local businesses 
6:30 p.m.: The conversation begins, followed by an audience Q&A
8:30 p.m.: Lights off and doors close — see you at the next one

This program is part of a series of SPUR-presented talks held at Backyard SJ, a new temporary public space created by The We Company in downtown San Jose. To learn more about the programs in the series, please visit their event pages:


Backyard SJ
25 South 2nd Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408.638.0083


Free. Visit to download the Backyard app and RSVP.

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