The Panhandle Bandshell

The Black Rock Arts Foundation launched ScrapEden SF — a project paring three San Francisco park groups with artists to create temporary public sculptures from reclaimed and recycled materials. Working under a Zero Waste grant from the San Francisco Department of the Environment and in conjunction with the Neighborhood Parks Council, three public art projects intended to inspire people to recycle, reclaim and reuse were unveiled in SF neighborhood parks in June 2007.

The Panhandle Bandshell was a full-scale, traditional bandshell constructed predominantly from reclaimed materials—including car hoods, circuit boards and plastic bottles. The project engaged community members through its design and installation and by providing a performance stage for acoustic (nonamplified) performances throughout the summer.

The Panhandle Bandshell Project has won numerous prestigious design awards and is currently installed at Fort Mason in San Francisco.

The Panhandle Band Shell