NOPA neighbors filled the sidewalks Thursday night for the Divisadero Corridor Art Walk, a celebration of art, food, drinks, and shopping from Geary to Haight Streets. More than 40 shops, restaurants, cafes, galleries, and bars participated in the event. With street trees strung with holiday lights and a bit less rumble on a much smoother Divisadero, no one seemed to mind the chill in the air.
A few highlights:
- Patrick Prescott playing steel drums that transported at least one listener to Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain, Trinidad
- Mojo Bicycle Cafe packed with tables even in the bike shop for the live performances and the "all I want for Christmas" bike hanging in the upstairs window
- photographs by G. Gole Aillee at Refractions, the gallery at 537 Divisadero
- photographs of rooftops and buildings in Copenhagen at the photo show hosted by Skin City
- the light of the nearly full moon casting shadows
NOPA continues to re-connect with its public spaces making them more lively -- certainly more livable -- and all the city benefits. Thanks to the Art Walk organizers, merchants, and neighbors for their hard work organizing this great event one more time.