Ringold Revival Block Party and Boot Walk

Gayle Rubin leads history tour at Ringold Revival. Photo by Gloria Polo.

To celebrate the recent repairs and maintenance to the Ringold Leather History Alley, the District and Soma West CBD held a block party, on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 12 noon to 3 pm, on Ringold Street, which runs from 8th to 9th Street, between Folsom and Harrison Streets in  San Francisco.

  • It featured:
    A history tours by noted historian, and District board member, Gayle S. Rubin
  • Live painting with Josh Katz
  • Rope bondage suspension with Two Knotty Boys
  • Caricatures by Paul Gallo
  • A blessing by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
  • Bootblack boy zander
Art Boots. Photo by Gloria Polo.

In honor of the Alley’s bronze bootprints, sixteen local artists turned a combat boot into an art piece. The boots were on display during the event and put up for auction. 

Click here to view Art Boots!