Rosebud Gallery opens; a new space for LGBTQ artists

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Friday March 8, 2024
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Attendees at the opening of Rosebud Gallery (photo: Steven Underhill)
Attendees at the opening of Rosebud Gallery (photo: Steven Underhill)

Rosebud Gallery, a community-focused creative haven created by Shannon Amitin and Cabure Bonugli, opened its doors to the community on March 7 in celebration of art, inclusivity, and the resilient spirit of San Francisco's LGBTQ+ community.

The first exhibit features artwork from Ashley Salaz, Seibot, Vinsantos, FotoHoto, Jackie Brainland, and Mister Tuft Guy.

Attendees at the opening of Rosebud Gallery (photo: Steven Underhill)  

Notable attendees included musician Suzanne Ramsey, artists Jasper Wilde, D.I.A. and Christian S. Clark, art couture dandy Bruce Beaudette, photographer Gooch and his husband William Bulkley (Emperor 48 After Norton). DJs Juanita MORE!, CarrieOnDisco, and Josh Cheon provided groovy music.

As a recipient of a Storefront Opportunity Grant from San Francisco's Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the community-based SF New Deal nonprofit, Rosebud Gallery will join other businesses in the neighborhood in the reclamation of San Francisco's original queer neighborhood, including Moth Belly Gallery, Dark Entries Records, the Bob Mizer Foundation, and The Compton's Cafeteria Riot immersive theatrical experience from the Tenderloin Museum.

Attendees at the opening of Rosebud Gallery (photo: Steven Underhill)  

"We see Rosebud as a beacon of hope and creativity in the Tenderloin," said Amitin in a press statement. "We're committed to celebrating the diverse voices and talents within the LGBTQ+ community while creating a welcoming space for all."

"We created Rosebud as a platform for community building, joy, and self-expression," added Bonugli.

See more Steven Underhill photos at

Rosebud Gallery, 839 Larkin Street.

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