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Refuge in Refuse: Homesteading Art & Culture Project 

When: Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through March 14 2015

How many people does it take to change Albany Bulb?

At the Albany Bulb on the other side of the bay, a landfill-turned-park has been completely transformed by the community's personalities. Sometimes known simply as "The Bulb," the area has been taken over by a wide range of area residents — artists, anarchists, local teens, the homeless. Their mark is apparent: Large-scale graffiti pieces, sculptures and installations line the walkways of the former dump. If anything represents the Bay Area, a waterfront park filled with artwork from all social classes would be it. San Francisco gallery SOMArts brings a bit of this dynamic commonwealth to life with "Refuge in Refuse: Homesteading Art & Culture Project." Through a series of films highlighting the lives of former Bulb residents, as well as pieces from numerous artists inspired by or working in the community, audiences get a deeper look at the eclectic people of The Bulb.

— Laura Jaye Cramer

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