Part art-object, part functioning ice cream stand, The Portable Ice Cream Stand was a nomadic food stand and social gathering assembled by visiting artists serving sweet refreshments at local functions, playgrounds, campsites, laundry mats, and book stores.

At the core of the project was claiming space for exploring creativity.

In workshops - collaborative artworks were made under varied aesthetic values and sold or given away with the purchase of ice cream.

Beyond claiming space, our goal was exploring an alternative economy to compliment one’s art practice. And in the process - educate an audience the need to support artists within their community.

During it’s final residency at Southern Exposure:
150 gallons of ice cream served.
Hundreds of collaborative drawings sold or given away.
570 visitors participated.
Many more took part in conversations.

final installment of the portable ice cream stand while in residence at southern exposure in san francisco

final installment of the portable ice cream stand while in residence at southern exposure in san francisco