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Founded by Jason Bryan, Erik Parra and Jessica Laurent in 2007, Fivepoints Arthouse opened with a mission seeking to challenge traditional notions about what the creative space could be. Fivepoints operated as a unique resource for exhibitions of significant, engaging and challenging works of art as well as conceptualizing and creating forward thinking design solutions. Between 2007 and 2012, Fivepoints hosted over 150 art exhibitions, music, literary events and other art performances. Fivepoints Arthouse is currently in hibernation while forthcoming projects are including plans for an artists residency program and a mobile art studio, are being created.

  1. Panguipulli Hotel / GArquitectos

  2. Fivepoints is looking for a new space and needs your help

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    Fivepoints Arthouse needs your help!  Please join us in reaching our goal of $25,000 by September 1 by pledging any amount. Suggeseted pledge is $75, all pledges will go to our upcoming move and 2013 curatorial and event program fund. Fivepoints Arthouse is an artist owned and operated creative expression facility and we are raising money for a new home! Fivepoints Arthouse was previously located at 72 Tehama (one block south of Howard St, in the SOMA/Yerba Buena district of San Francisco) and first established in North Beach for 2 years before moving to 72 Tehama in June of 2009. The founders of Fivepoints Arthouse believe that an artist needs both space and a community of other artists in order to create critically significant art for public consumption. To that end, Fivepoints Arthouse seeks to support local artists by providing an ideal creative work environment for those artists who may not have a studio or space at home for a work area that is conducive to creating high quality art. Fivepoints was conceived and is realized by Jason Bryan, Jessica Laurent and Erik Parra. Originally from Texas, Jason Bryan is Fivepoints’ lead instigator. Design and architecture have been a driving force for Jason even before studying them at Texas A&M. In addition he brings considerable business and entrepreneurial experience to Fivepoints. Fivepoints Arthouse is an artist-run alternative space in San Francisco. Fivepoints seeks to challenge traditional notions of what the creative space can be. By exhibiting significant, engaging and challenging works of art as well as conceptualizing and creating forward thinking design solutions, Fivepoints operates as a unique resource for creative impulses.

Fivepoints Arthouse claims an active role in shaping the future of the SOMA and all of San Francisco by promoting visibility, accessibility and by offering a true alternative model for interactions between the community and the creator. image

  3. Fivepoints is extremely excited and honored to announce that one of our founders, Erik Parra, has been curated into the group exhibit “Myths of Progress: Utpoic Dreams/Dystopic Realities” at the wonderful Kala Gallery.


February 16-March 31, 2012
Kala Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Av., Berkeley, CA

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 16, 2012. 6-8PM

Conversation with the Artists: Saturday, March 31 at 2PM.

Kala Gallery is proud to present Myths of Progress, the first in our two-part 2012 exhibition series exploring cycles of time.

Year 2012: For some, it is the mere mention of this calendar date, which can evoke dis-ease and even foreboding. This is the year in which an important event will occur, according to an ancient inscription of a once-flourishing Maya civilization. But whether or not one buys into modern fatalistic readings of those hieroglyphs, of impending doom and calamity, one thing is certain: If we are not now entering “The End Times,” we are clearly in the midst of a period of radical changes. Could this simply be the endpoint of another great cycle, a transition to a more hopeful phase, and an embarcation on promising new projects, of physical and spiritual transformation and renewal? Will we at last see our frailties as a species transcended? Or have we already been down this road before?

In Myths of Progress, nine artists respond to these auspicious times, with works that veer from dreams of a renewable utopia, to an assortment of brave new failures emblemized by apocalyptic landscapes, and wildly out-of-control technologies.

Please join us for a Conversation with the Artists and the curator on Saturday, March 31 at 2:00 pm. The event is open to the public and is free of charge.

For complete press release, including bios of all the participating artists please visit the Klog!

    Fivepoints is extremely excited and honored to announce that one of our founders, Erik Parra, has been curated into the group exhibit “Myths of Progress: Utpoic Dreams/Dystopic Realities” at the wonderful Kala Gallery.


    February 16-March 31, 2012
    Kala Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Av., Berkeley, CA

    Opening Reception: Thursday, February 16, 2012. 6-8PM

    Conversation with the Artists: Saturday, March 31 at 2PM.

    Kala Gallery is proud to present Myths of Progress, the first in our two-part 2012 exhibition series exploring cycles of time.

    Year 2012: For some, it is the mere mention of this calendar date, which can evoke dis-ease and even foreboding. This is the year in which an important event will occur, according to an ancient inscription of a once-flourishing Maya civilization. But whether or not one buys into modern fatalistic readings of those hieroglyphs, of impending doom and calamity, one thing is certain: If we are not now entering “The End Times,” we are clearly in the midst of a period of radical changes. Could this simply be the endpoint of another great cycle, a transition to a more hopeful phase, and an embarcation on promising new projects, of physical and spiritual transformation and renewal? Will we at last see our frailties as a species transcended? Or have we already been down this road before?

    In Myths of Progress, nine artists respond to these auspicious times, with works that veer from dreams of a renewable utopia, to an assortment of brave new failures emblemized by apocalyptic landscapes, and wildly out-of-control technologies.

    Please join us for a Conversation with the Artists and the curator on Saturday, March 31 at 2:00 pm. The event is open to the public and is free of charge.

    For complete press release, including bios of all the participating artists please visit the Klog!

  4. Fivepoints Arthouse loves you, but the time has come to develop new ideas, discover new paths, and see new horizons. 
Since 2007, we have brought you over 150 art exhibitions, live music events, readings, and performances from artists all over the globe, and on January 28th we will host our final night. 
Come and join us as we say goodbye and welcome the excitement of a new incarnation.
Thank you for your tireless support and we hope to see you one last time!
Saturday January 28, 2012 @ 7pm Fivepoints Arthouse loves you, but the time has come to develop new ideas, discover new paths, and see new horizons. 
Since 2007, we have brought you over 150 art exhibitions, live music events, readings, and performances from artists all over the globe, and on January 28th we will host our final night. 
Come and join us as we say goodbye and welcome the excitement of a new incarnation.
Thank you for your tireless support and we hope to see you one last time!
Saturday January 28, 2012 @ 7pm
    High Resolution

    Fivepoints Arthouse loves you, but the time has come to develop new ideas, discover new paths, and see new horizons.
    Since 2007, we have brought you over 150 art exhibitions, live music events, readings, and performances from artists all over the globe, and on January 28th we will host our final night.
    Come and join us as we say goodbye and welcome the excitement of a new incarnation.
    Thank you for your tireless support and we hope to see you one last time!
    Saturday January 28, 2012 @ 7pm


  5. High Resolution
  6. SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012

Not loaded
She says it isn’t loaded as she passes it to you, but it feels heavy, the metal still warm from her hand. You could open the chamber and check, but that would violate some rule of trust between you. You have to believe her, it isn’t loaded. The neighbor kid thought the gun wasn’t loaded when he took it out to show his friend, just that little thing, and the shot was heard for years after, the story whispered from kid to kid through two generations. Your uncle must have thought the shotgun wasn’t loaded when he leaned it against the fence before climbing over, but we’ll never know, his mouth is closed forever.

So it isn’t loaded. So you trust her, and put your finger on the trigger. Join Portuguese Artists Colony on January 22 to see what happens next.

Featuring guest readers:
Seth Harwood grew up in Cambridge and the Boston area and graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2002. His latest novel, Young Junius, is now available from Tyrus Books. It is billed as “The Wire meets Cambridge, MA in 1987” and was picked by George Pelecanos as one of his best books of 2010. Seth lives in San Francisco where he teaches English and creative writing at Stanford and the City College of San Francisco.

Brittany Perham is the author of The Curiosities (Parlor Press 2012). Her recent work may be found in Southern Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, Lo-Ball, Linebreak, and elsewhere. She is a Jones Lecturer in poetry at Stanford University, where she held the Wallace Stegner Fellowship from 2009-2011. She is a member of the word/music project Nonstop Beautiful Ladies and she lives in San Francisco.

Steven Paul Lansky will return with a long-distance reading of his winning piece from December’s live writing, inspired by the prompt, “She saw Jesus.”

Live music from “Oakland’s sweet little secret,” Ira Marlowe.

Live writing:
Vote on a prompt as you enter the show, and four writers will write on the winning topic while you watch them sweat, swear, and get inspired. Each writer will read what he/she wrote, and you get to vote on which piece you’d like to see developed into a finished story/poem/rant to be read at the next PAC performance. The live writing gets more exciting with every show. Place your bets!

Live writers TBD

Sunday, January 22
Fivepoints Arthouse
72 Tehama
One block south of Howard at 2nd Street
San Francisco
Show at 5:00 pm SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012

Not loaded
She says it isn’t loaded as she passes it to you, but it feels heavy, the metal still warm from her hand. You could open the chamber and check, but that would violate some rule of trust between you. You have to believe her, it isn’t loaded. The neighbor kid thought the gun wasn’t loaded when he took it out to show his friend, just that little thing, and the shot was heard for years after, the story whispered from kid to kid through two generations. Your uncle must have thought the shotgun wasn’t loaded when he leaned it against the fence before climbing over, but we’ll never know, his mouth is closed forever.

So it isn’t loaded. So you trust her, and put your finger on the trigger. Join Portuguese Artists Colony on January 22 to see what happens next.

Featuring guest readers:
Seth Harwood grew up in Cambridge and the Boston area and graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2002. His latest novel, Young Junius, is now available from Tyrus Books. It is billed as “The Wire meets Cambridge, MA in 1987” and was picked by George Pelecanos as one of his best books of 2010. Seth lives in San Francisco where he teaches English and creative writing at Stanford and the City College of San Francisco.

Brittany Perham is the author of The Curiosities (Parlor Press 2012). Her recent work may be found in Southern Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, Lo-Ball, Linebreak, and elsewhere. She is a Jones Lecturer in poetry at Stanford University, where she held the Wallace Stegner Fellowship from 2009-2011. She is a member of the word/music project Nonstop Beautiful Ladies and she lives in San Francisco.

Steven Paul Lansky will return with a long-distance reading of his winning piece from December’s live writing, inspired by the prompt, “She saw Jesus.”

Live music from “Oakland’s sweet little secret,” Ira Marlowe.

Live writing:
Vote on a prompt as you enter the show, and four writers will write on the winning topic while you watch them sweat, swear, and get inspired. Each writer will read what he/she wrote, and you get to vote on which piece you’d like to see developed into a finished story/poem/rant to be read at the next PAC performance. The live writing gets more exciting with every show. Place your bets!

Live writers TBD

Sunday, January 22
Fivepoints Arthouse
72 Tehama
One block south of Howard at 2nd Street
San Francisco
Show at 5:00 pm
    High Resolution

    SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012

    Not loaded
    She says it isn’t loaded as she passes it to you, but it feels heavy, the metal still warm from her hand. You could open the chamber and check, but that would violate some rule of trust between you. You have to believe her, it isn’t loaded. The neighbor kid thought the gun wasn’t loaded when he took it out to show his friend, just that little thing, and the shot was heard for years after, the story whispered from kid to kid through two generations. Your uncle must have thought the shotgun wasn’t loaded when he leaned it against the fence before climbing over, but we’ll never know, his mouth is closed forever.

    So it isn’t loaded. So you trust her, and put your finger on the trigger. Join Portuguese Artists Colony on January 22 to see what happens next.

    Featuring guest readers:
    Seth Harwood grew up in Cambridge and the Boston area and graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2002. His latest novel, Young Junius, is now available from Tyrus Books. It is billed as “The Wire meets Cambridge, MA in 1987” and was picked by George Pelecanos as one of his best books of 2010. Seth lives in San Francisco where he teaches English and creative writing at Stanford and the City College of San Francisco.

    Brittany Perham is the author of The Curiosities (Parlor Press 2012). Her recent work may be found in Southern Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, Lo-Ball, Linebreak, and elsewhere. She is a Jones Lecturer in poetry at Stanford University, where she held the Wallace Stegner Fellowship from 2009-2011. She is a member of the word/music project Nonstop Beautiful Ladies and she lives in San Francisco.

    Steven Paul Lansky will return with a long-distance reading of his winning piece from December’s live writing, inspired by the prompt, “She saw Jesus.”

    Live music from “Oakland’s sweet little secret,” Ira Marlowe.

    Live writing:
    Vote on a prompt as you enter the show, and four writers will write on the winning topic while you watch them sweat, swear, and get inspired. Each writer will read what he/she wrote, and you get to vote on which piece you’d like to see developed into a finished story/poem/rant to be read at the next PAC performance. The live writing gets more exciting with every show. Place your bets!

    Live writers TBD

    Sunday, January 22
    Fivepoints Arthouse
    72 Tehama
    One block south of Howard at 2nd Street
    San Francisco
    Show at 5:00 pm

  7. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011

Heavy
It clings around your ankles, curves your back. It’s bigger and badder and you squint to peer through its density. On December 18, let Portuguese Artists Colony share your burden.

We will bring you heavy metals with their mineral certainty, the massive guitar solos, the weighty thoughts to remind you of your center of gravity. Join us in the deep of December, just days before the earth shifts its weight, wobbling back toward the longer days of light.

Featuring guest readers:
The Boston Globe has called Shawna Yang Ryan “a writer to watch.” Her debut novel, Water Ghosts, was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller, a Maurice Prize winner and a finalist for the Northern California Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award.

Kyle Thomas Smith is the author of the novel, 85A (Bascom Hill, 2010), which has received seven awards, including one from the American Library Association’s Over the Rainbow Committee, which named it one of the best books of 2010. He lives in Brooklyn with his husband Julius and his cats Marquez and Giuseppe.

Suzanne Kleid returns to read the conclusion to her hilarious live writing piece inspired by the prompt, “He wore red shoes.”

Live music from the unmatched Dawn Oberg.

Live writing:
Vote on a prompt as you enter the show, and four writers will write on the winning topic while you watch them sweat, swear, and get inspired. Each writer will read what he/she wrote, and you get to vote on which piece you’d like to see developed into a finished story/poem/rant to be read at the next PAC performance. The live writing gets more exciting with every show. Place your bets!

Steven Paul Lansky
Kyle Thomas Smith

Eric Aragon
Janey Smith

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011

    Heavy
    It clings around your ankles, curves your back. It’s bigger and badder and you squint to peer through its density. On December 18, let Portuguese Artists Colony share your burden.

    We will bring you heavy metals with their mineral certainty, the massive guitar solos, the weighty thoughts to remind you of your center of gravity. Join us in the deep of December, just days before the earth shifts its weight, wobbling back toward the longer days of light.

    Featuring guest readers:
    The Boston Globe has called Shawna Yang Ryan “a writer to watch.” Her debut novel, Water Ghosts, was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller, a Maurice Prize winner and a finalist for the Northern California Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award.

    Kyle Thomas Smith is the author of the novel, 85A (Bascom Hill, 2010), which has received seven awards, including one from the American Library Association’s Over the Rainbow Committee, which named it one of the best books of 2010. He lives in Brooklyn with his husband Julius and his cats Marquez and Giuseppe.

    Suzanne Kleid returns to read the conclusion to her hilarious live writing piece inspired by the prompt, “He wore red shoes.”

    Live music from the unmatched Dawn Oberg.

    Live writing:
    Vote on a prompt as you enter the show, and four writers will write on the winning topic while you watch them sweat, swear, and get inspired. Each writer will read what he/she wrote, and you get to vote on which piece you’d like to see developed into a finished story/poem/rant to be read at the next PAC performance. The live writing gets more exciting with every show. Place your bets!

    Steven Paul Lansky
    Kyle Thomas Smith

    Eric Aragon
    Janey Smith

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  11. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2011

Now with more
On Sunday, November 20, Portuguese Artists Colony now offers more. More live nude girls, more cleaning power, more skinned frogs and dancing soldiers, more conjugal visits, more all-night, twenty-four-hour protests, more tear gas, more than you ordered, more than you can choke down, more than any of us could have dreamed.

We’re Americans, baby, we want more, and Portuguese Artists Colony is here to give it to you.

Featuring guest readers:
Ethel Rohan is the author of Hard to Say, PANK, 2011 and Cut Through the Bone, Dark Sky Books, 2010, the latter named a 2010 Notable Story Collection by The Story Prize. Her work has or will appear in BULL Fiction, The Good Men Project, The Chattahoochee Review, Los Angeles Review, and Potomac Review, among many others. She earned her MFA in fiction from Mills College, California. Raised in Dublin, Ireland, Ethel Rohan is now a resident of San Francisco, California. 

Kelly Cressio-Moeller’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in the following poetry journals: Rattle, Southern Humanities Review, Pearl, Melusine, the Aurorean, Switched-on Gutenberg, Pirene’s Fountain, and The Newport Review among others. She shares her deeply caffeinated life with her German husband, increasingly taller sons, and their opinionated basset hound. She has a weakness for fountain pens & purple ink. And like everyone else on the planet, she is working on a book.

Nora Boxer returns after her thrilling victory in September’s live writing with her finished piece, inspired by the prompt, “His hands were in the sink.”

Live music from Passenger & Pilot!

Live writing:
Vote on a prompt as you enter the show, and four writers will write on the winning topic while you watch them sweat, swear, and get inspired. Each writer will read what he/she wrote, and you get to vote on which piece you’d like to see developed into a finished story/poem/rant to be read at the next PAC performance. The live writing gets more exciting with every show. Place your bets!

Pam Benjamin
Amy Cruz
Charlie Getter
Suzanne Kleid

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2011

    Now with more
    On Sunday, November 20, Portuguese Artists Colony now offers more. More live nude girls, more cleaning power, more skinned frogs and dancing soldiers, more conjugal visits, more all-night, twenty-four-hour protests, more tear gas, more than you ordered, more than you can choke down, more than any of us could have dreamed.

    We’re Americans, baby, we want more, and Portuguese Artists Colony is here to give it to you.

    Featuring guest readers:
    Ethel Rohan is the author of Hard to Say, PANK, 2011 and Cut Through the Bone, Dark Sky Books, 2010, the latter named a 2010 Notable Story Collection by The Story Prize. Her work has or will appear in BULL Fiction, The Good Men Project, The Chattahoochee Review, Los Angeles Review, and Potomac Review, among many others. She earned her MFA in fiction from Mills College, California. Raised in Dublin, Ireland, Ethel Rohan is now a resident of San Francisco, California.

    Kelly Cressio-Moeller’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in the following poetry journals: Rattle, Southern Humanities Review, Pearl, Melusine, the Aurorean, Switched-on Gutenberg, Pirene’s Fountain, and The Newport Review among others. She shares her deeply caffeinated life with her German husband, increasingly taller sons, and their opinionated basset hound. She has a weakness for fountain pens & purple ink. And like everyone else on the planet, she is working on a book.

    Nora Boxer returns after her thrilling victory in September’s live writing with her finished piece, inspired by the prompt, “His hands were in the sink.”

    Live music from Passenger & Pilot!

    Live writing:
    Vote on a prompt as you enter the show, and four writers will write on the winning topic while you watch them sweat, swear, and get inspired. Each writer will read what he/she wrote, and you get to vote on which piece you’d like to see developed into a finished story/poem/rant to be read at the next PAC performance. The live writing gets more exciting with every show. Place your bets!

    Pam Benjamin
    Amy Cruz
    Charlie Getter
    Suzanne Kleid

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