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Your Call

How are homeless artists transforming their lives and communities?



On this edition of Your Call we’ll speak with homeless and low-income artists about how art has changed their lives and their communities.

For 50 years, San Francisco’s Hospitality House has offered artists a space to pursue creative outlets through its Community Arts Program. Some 400 people participate each year, working in various forms of media, including pottery, watercolor, and acrylics. On May 9th, artists will participate in Hospitality House's 34th annual auction in San Francisco. What are homeless artists capturing in their work, and how has it changed them?


Joe Wilson, executive director and former client of the San Francisco community center Hospitality House

Janet Williams, manager of the Community Arts Program at Hospitality House

Anthony Morrison, writer and illustrator

Web Resources:

Thhe Auction benefitfor Hospitality House, May 9 in San Francisco

Hoodline: Arts program celebrates 50th year of uplifting Tenderloin's unhoused, struggling

Hospitality House: About THHE AUCTION

PBS NewsHour: Brief but Spectacular: Joe Wilson, Executive Director Of The Hospitality House


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.