Be part of the inaugural Stair Summit!

Stairwell’s is a social practice project and curatorial platform led by artists Sarah Hotchkiss and Carey Lin. Join the hallowed ranks of Bay Area stair enthusiasts and celebrate the simple architectural wonder of the stair at the inaugural Stair Summit with Hotchkiss, Lin, and other special guests. YBCA’s grand staircase is the muse for this evening of games (with prizes!), architecturally-inspired movements, and toasts to staircases we’ve known and loved.

Join YBCA on the third Thursday evening of each month for free gallery admission, extended hours, and live programming. Every month we invite Bay Area artists, thinkers, and culture makers to present unique experiences that you’ll only find at YBCA. From live performances and interventions to dialogues and discussions, third Thursdays promise inspiration and fun.

Artist Bio

Stairwell’s, led by San Francisco-based artists Sarah Hotchkiss and Carey Lin, is a collaborative social practice project and curatorial platform founded in 2011. Stairwell’s creates interactive art experiences that challenge familiar understandings of place and our everyday surroundings. Stairwell’s fosters temporary communities of curious and engaged individuals, providing opportunities for connections and changes in perspective. Stairwell’s aims to create a new model for local audiences to engage with art by shifting exhibitions out of traditional gallery settings and into transitional spaces like stairwells.


Part of Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena, FREE art, drinks, fun… Get your culture on each month in downtown San Francisco with artworks, talks, performances, and interactive events throughout the neighborhood!

YBCA Exhibitions 16-17 are made possible in part by:
Mike Wilkins and Sheila Duignan, Meridee Moore and Kevin King, and The Creative Ventures Council.

Engagement and Education Programs in 16-17 are made possible in part by:
Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Wallace Foundation, The Bernard Osher Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, The Sato Foundation, and U.S. Bank Foundation.

Lead Image: Courtesy of the artists