Making Room for Art
In the San Francisco Bay Area's red-hot real estate market, it isn't always easy to make room for art. But all of the artists you'll meet in this episode of Spark are finding ingenious ways to do just that.
Our first story is like a scene out of MTV's "Real World": budding young opera stars, living cheek to jowl in a one-of-a-kind residence program. It's Opera San Jose's answer to the affordable housing crisis.
In our second story, we travel to Bayview Hunter's Point in San Francisco, where former teacher and lawyer Villy Wang is putting lifelong convictions to the test, turning a warehouse into the new home of BAYCAT, a program in art and technology that targets underserved urban kids.
And finally, we'll take to the streets of San Jose to check out Phantom Galleries, part of a nationwide trend to counter the effects of urban blight by filling vacant storefronts with the work of local artists.
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Travel to Bayview-Hunter's Point, where BAYCAT is trying to turn a warehouse space into a kids' program in art and technology.
Drop-in on budding opera stars living cheek by jowl in a one-of-a-kind residence program -- Opera San Jose's answer to the affordable housing crisis.
Hit the streets of San Jose to check out Phantom Galleries.
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