Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community


The Red Poppy Art House

2698 Folsom St
San Francisco CA 94110  
The Red Poppy Art House is a working artists’ studio, gallery, classroom, and performance space. We are dedicated to providing an accessible and intimate experience of the arts, and are convinced that the joy and power of the arts lie in the creative process much more than in the creative product. We are committed to bringing that process to public light. The Art House hosts interdisciplinary arts events, collaborative exhibitions, workshops, small concerts, and private parties.

When it comes to an intimate experience of the arts, the Red Poppy Art House is one of the most unique venues in San Francisco. This little place, (approx. 650 sq. ft.) on the corner of Folsom Street and 23rd Street, has become a thriving center for interdisciplinary activity. It is often likened to small cafés found on the backstreets of European and South American cities. During the week, the Art House is an artists’ work studio with paintings in progress and tarps and materials spread out around the room. By weekend, it is transformed into a colorful, candlelit concert hall, hosting an array of top-caliber artists/performers—both locally and from around the world. Even the bathroom has more than 15 original paintings and a printing press!

Upcoming Events:
Saturday, September 30 2017 7:30 PM
Custer/James/Amendola/Glasgow: Film Scores Without Films

Four Bay Area musical treasures convene for one night to present the music of Beth Custer and David James, and to explore spontaneous improvisations. Custer’s growling bass clarinet meets James’s versatile guitar, on a bed of grooves by Amendola and Glasgow.

Beth Custer – clarinets
David James – guitar
Scott Amendola – drums
Jordan Glasgow – keyboards

Beth Custer is an Emmy Award-winning composer, performer, recording artist, bandleader, and the proprietor of BC Records. She has numerous recordings out with the Beth Custer Ensemble, Eighty Mile Beach, Clarinet Thing, Trance Mission, and Club Foot Orchestra. Custer has composed for ensembles, theater productions, dance troupes, film, and television, and her numerous awards include artist residencies, a McKnight Fellowship, Meet The Composer New Residency awards, American Composers Forum Commissioning, San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist grants, Zellerbach Family Fund awards, and an Aaron Copland Recording Fund award.  More...