"Time To Party" wrote Artists' Television Access, more commonly known as ATA, to Facebook last night in a post picked up by the Weekly that heralded their renewed lease at 992 Valencia Street.

Founded in 1984 and run by artist volunteers, the non-profit promoting "culturally-aware, underground media and experimental art" will stay put for another 5 years at least. That means more surprises as you walk by their strange, often surreal storefront, the ATA Window Gallery. You know, like this...


It also means more Periwinkle Cinema, a queer film series that migrated from the legendary big GAY warehouse to ATA and hosts events every third Wednesday, e.g. tomorrow's screening in advance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance

Last year, ATA held a successful $15,000 Indiegogo campaign that drew on matching funds of $4,750 from San Francisco Grants for the Arts. "We believe in fostering a supportive community for the exhibition of innovative art and the exchange of non-conformist ideas," they write.

Looks like the spot at 21st and Valencia won't be conforming anytime soon.

ATA via Facebook