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A performance stage built entirely with repurposed, recycled materials

The Panhandle Bandshell is a full-scale performance stage constructed almost entirely out of reclaimed and repurposed materials, including 65 automobile hoods, hundreds of computer circuit boards, 3,000 plastic water bottles, French doors, reclaimed wood, and recycled structural steel. As a fully modular structure, it can easily be dismantled, moved and re-assembled anywhere.

From June 23 to September 3, 2007, it was installed in San Francisco’s Panhandle Park, where it was open for both impomptu and scheduled performances. The bandshell was dismantled on September 14th, 2007 and moved to Treasure Island for winter storage. In the summer of 2009, it started a new life at a second location at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center, where it played host to countless performances and gatherings over the course of the next year and a half. It is currently in storage again–awaiting installation at its final home. For inquiries about permanent siting of the Bandshell, contact holler [at] rebargroup.org.

Date: Summer, 2007; Summer, 2009 – Spring, 2010
Client: Black Rock Arts Foundation
Location: Panhandle Park and Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA