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Situated in historic Ross Alley in San Francisco Chinatown, 41 Ross launched in 2014 as a collaboration between the Chinatown Community Development Center and the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco. Functioning as an art gallery, interactive creative studio, and community resource space, 41 Ross brings together local residents, neighbors, and visitors to engage in art and culture-making activities. Through its cultural programming, 41 Ross aims to promote dialogue, appreciation, and creative engagement around the local culture practice by everyday people in Chinatown.



Founded in 1977 by five grassroots groups, the Chinatown Community Development Center builds community and enhances the quality of life for San Francisco residents through advocacy, development, and management of affordable housing and comprehensive neighborhood improvement.

Founded in 1965, the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco elevates underserved communities and gives voice to equality through education and contemporary art. By providing a safe environment for artists who champion activism, resiliency, and healthy communities, they shift dominant narratives, empower change, and reimagine the future.


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