The 2010 Excelsior Music and Arts Festival depends on generous neighbors to fill in the funding gap as organizers prepare to launch the festival on October 3.
Mission Street’s Mama Art Cafe held a small fundraiser September 16 with 20 people who enjoyed a raffle and live music. It was a laid back event where the faces were familiar to the local activists in attendance.
I spoke with two women whom I didn’t know and who were only too happy to support the festival. Claire Zvanski and Mary Stafford loved the party and the Excelsior Action Group. EAG puts the party on every year and they reinvest the money back into the neighborhood. Claire and Mary, in that order, talk here about the greatness that is Excelsior District.