Invigorating neighborhoods – Airbnb sponsors the first annual Bayview Live Festival

Airbnb is proud to have sponsored Imprint.City’s first annual BayviewLIVE — An annual music, tech, and arts festival displaying the Bayview neighborhood’s visual and performing arts talent within the community. Local artists covered the walls of Egbert street with beautiful murals, while hip-hop artists and DJs performed on the block. Food trucks provided delicious eats and local brewery Laughing Monk poured beer. San Francisco born hip-hop artist Jidenna headlined the evening performing his hits like “Long Live the Chief” and “Classic Man”.

This event was a terrific example of collaboration between private sector companies based here in SF working with community organizations to strengthen our neighborhoods and foster creativity and opportunity for SF’s underserved youth. “What we hope to achieve by featuring student tech projects and youth artists at the BayviewLIVE festival and including high profile visual and performing artists, is providing the kind of “cool factor” needed to have a lasting impact on the minds of youth participants, encouraging them to continue their journey within the tech and arts space,” explains Imprint.City executive director, Tyra Fennell.

BayviewLIVE was developed to highlight the beauty of the performing and visual arts, reflecting the cultural landscape of the neighborhood while also shining a light on local businesses. The event is part of a broader effort to use art to showcase the vibrant local culture and boost traffic to the local art studios, restaurants, and other neighborhood ventures vying for San Francisco’s attention.

Home sharing enables neighborhoods like the Bayview to utilize the economic impact of tourism. When guests stay in these neighborhoods they shop at the local businesses just down the street.  Guests who stay on Airbnb in San Francisco stay longer and spend more money that guests who stay at hotels, and most of that is spent directly in the neighborhood where they are staying.

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