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The world-renowned Panhandle Bandshell is for sale!

The Panhandle Bandshell is a full-scale performance stage made from reclaimed and repurposed materials, including 65 automobile hoods, obsolete computer circuit boards, reclaimed wood and recycled structural steel. Equal parts monumental sculpture and functional performance venue, the Bandshell has hosted a diverse range of community-based programs in city and national parks in San Francisco.


Also a visually arresting sculpture, the Bandshell illustrates the creative potential of recycling, repurposing and reuse, and promotes collective awareness of human impact on the environment. The Bandshell is well-pedigreed: it has won several design awards and has been displayed at some of the most prestigious architecture exhibitions in the world.


In the summer of 2007, the Bandshell was installed in San Francisco’s Panhandle Park, where it was open all summer for both impromptu and scheduled performances of all varieties. In the summer of 2009, the Bandshell was transported and re-installed at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center, the largest urban national park in the country, where it hosted community-based performance programs for more than a year.

Currently in storage, the Bandshell seeks an appropriate permanent home!

The Bandshell entertains at Fort Mason, San Francisco

The piece is award-winning and world famous! Exhibition and awards include:

2008 Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy
2008 American Institute of Architects, San Francisco, CA.
2009 National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA.
2009 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY.

2008 AIA Design Awards, Urban Design, Merit Award
2008 ASLA Professional Awards, N. Cal. Chapter, Merit Award
2009 ASLA Professional Awards, General Design, Honor Award


We are seeking proposal submissions from art galleries, city parks, community organizations, landowners and other interested parties.

For more information, please download the brochure [PDF].

The Submission deadline is Friday, June 17, 2011.


The Bandshell was designed and fabricated in San Francisco by The Finch Mob, Rebar, CMG Landscape Architecture and Scene 2 with the generous support of Black Rock Arts Foundation.

Written by Matthew

May 17th, 2011 at 3:00 pm