The Honey Hive Gallery is an independent creative event space that has served outer sunset district in San Francisco over the last 6 and 1/2 years. Past events have included a wide variety of art shows, concerts, writer’s workshops, poetry slams, open mics, figure drawing, screen printing classes, yoga classes and more. While the space has served a lot of different artistic purposes, it has mostly become known as one of the very few to provide donation-based, drug-free concerts to intimate crowds of all ages in the SF Bay Area . Well over 1000+ concerts in it's lifetime, and about 200 in 2019 alone! 2020 already saw 45 shows before the mandatory shutdown of non-essential businesses on March 16th, 2020. We have been lucky enough to have kept doors open for this long for so many local and touring artists to showcase their work. And with far fewer resources than most other independent venues and galleries. Honey Hive Gallery has kept afloat primarily because of a collective of artists renting out private workspaces, along with supplemental income from its share of event donations. Not to mention a variety of folks volunteering their time to help work and book events!
That all being said, the time has finally come. We must now ask for your support in order to keep the rent and bills paid during the COVID-19 crisis. The impact on artists and venues has been enormously devastating worldwide, and Honey Hive Gallery is no exception. The mandatory shutdown has of course cancelled all of our upcoming events, indefinitely. It also has threatened the individual incomes of the artists renting workspace here. Nothing has yet come of any financial assistance applications that the business has submitted. Without some sort of aid in the coming months, we will have no choice but to close our doors for good. The Honey Hive Gallery aims to continue being an inviting and accessible creative space for all kinds of people in the San Francisco Bay Area art community and beyond. Please help us keep it open with whatever you can comfortably donate! Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed your presence in the past, we hope to see you all soon!