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Staff Transition at Intersection for the Arts: Farewell to Allison Snopek, IFTA's former Executive Co-Director of Programs & Grants Management and welcome Yesenia Sanchez, our Interim Executive Co-Director who will be working closely with Scott Nielsen, Executive Co-Director of Finance & Operations.

January 2024

At a time of organizational strength and stability at Intersection for the Arts, we announce a transition within Intersection’s shared leadership team. Our Executive Co-Director of Programs & Grants Management, Allison Snopek, is departing the organization to pursue a career in her home city of Portland, Oregon. After serving Intersection remotely for over 2.5 years and working with Intersection for 4.5 years overall, Allison is ready to shift focus to her local community in Portland. We welcome Yesenia Sanchez, Intersection’s Interim Executive Co-Director. Yesenia is no stranger to the organization, having worked with Intersection in various leadership capacities since 2008. Yesenia will work closely with Executive Co-Director Scott Nielsen in the coming months to deepen Intersection’s impact and accomplish the organization’s goals. Read more about this staff leadership announcement in our public newsletter

Artist Melissa Louise Bolger presenting work to SFOS visitors.

November 2023

On November 4 & 5, 2023, Intersection for the Arts hosted artists during SF Open Studios for the very first time! ArtSpan’s SF Open Studios (SFOS), a beloved annual tradition since 1975, is a citywide initiative for artists to promote their work and engage directly with residents, tourists, and fellow creatives. The public flocked to see the art of eights artists: Claire Astrow, Janey Fritsche, Margaret Luo, Megan Broughton, Melissa Louise Bolger, Sara Eberhart, Sloane Larsen, and Yuting Wang. SFOS is a wonderful opportunity for artists to sell work, promote their art practice, and network with visitors. We look forward to hosting SFOS again next Fall! Pictured above is artist Melissa Louise Bolger looking at work with SFOS visitors.

Joshua Walters interviewing Lyzette Wanzer.

November 2023

Joshua Walters, the Creator of Mad One Media, and member of Intersection’s Artist-In-Residence program, created a beautiful video focused on his AIR experience. The video was recorded and edited by Elizabeth Hewlett, and also features members of OPP (Other People’s Poetry), Joshua’s vocal percussion group called Vowel Movement, and AIR members Kim Epifano from Epiphany Dance Theater, Randee Paufve from Paufve Dance, Paul Corman-Roberts & Youssef Alaoui Fdili from Beast Crawl Literary Festival, Trena Noval & Shalini Agrawal from 3rd Space Lab Collective, and Lyzette Wanzer from Lyzette Wanzer Projects.

July 2023

Intersection for the Arts held Ignite the Possibilities, a live broadcast studio session featuring lightning talks presented by Intersection for the Arts 2023 Artists in Residence (AIR) cohort.

June 2023

Intersection for the Arts held an free, in-person Overdose Response & Recognition Training workshop which was led by the SF Department of Health. This training offered artists and arts organizers a foundational understanding of how the body reacts to an overdose and how the naloxone nasal spray (Narcan) works to reverse a drug overdose to save someone’s life. 

January 2023

Intersection for the Arts is proud to announce our first space activation Artist-in-Residence program

July 2022

Intersection for the Arts was included in this 2021 Survey of America’s Arts Incubators by Americans for the Arts.


Intersection for the Arts respectfully acknowledges that we are based in Yelamu: the traditional, unceded lands of the Ohlone people. We pay our respects to elders both past and present.