Paolo Salazar is a San Francisco-based artist and educator, originally hailing from Baguio City, Philippines. His work has been exhibited at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, the San Francisco Museum Historical Society, Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, and the San Francisco Pistahan Festival, as well as in bathrooms, candy stores, and dive bars. Salazar has also created public murals and private commissions across the country. After several years of curating local art exhibitions, he opened Lower Branch Art Gallery in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. He has led hands-on art experiences with the Filipino arts organization Kularts: participatory chalk art in public spaces as well as mural arts workshops at the Bayanihan Community Center in San Francisco. Salazar is inspired by bringing people together in friendship and creative collaboration.