The Panhandle Bandshell built in San Francisco’s Panhandle Park is a nearly all reclaimed/repurposed materials amphitheatre. With the goal of educating about recycling, creating a free performance space, and installing a working piece of art the Bandshell truly wears many hats. Made from 65 used car hoods, reclaimed wood including French doors, old circuit boards for decoration, 3,000 plastic water bottles, and recycled steal the Pandhandle Bandshell was built with a modular design so it could be broken down for transportation and rebuilt in a new location.
The effort was tackled by a team of various art groups and individuals from the San Francisco Bay area including The Finch Mob, Rebar, Christopher Guillard, and Mark Sinclair. The Panhandle Bandshell is open to performers from poets to puppeteers and serves to enrich the community as an artistic venue that celebrates the witty reuse of what was once trash.