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69a Studio & Gallery
69a Duboce Ave.
(Duboce near Valencia)
66 Balmy Alley
(Treat @ 25th)
"Little mission art gallery with a wide range of
artistic styles that go through here."
381 Guerrero St.
(Guerrero @ 16th)
3169 16th Street
"Are you an emerging artist? Well, Artist-Xchange
might just be the place for you. My first visit to this gallery was
with a fellow artist friend and we both agreed that it was a nice
little dig. The staff
is gregarious and helpful. Best of all? You can afford the art.
From originals to giclee prints, you can invest in some art that
you can actually appreciate over time. Another commendable element
of this art gallery is the diverse types (representational to
abstract). Definitely worth a visit while you're strolling on
Artists' Television Access Gallery
992 Valencia St.
(Valencia @ 21st)
The setting is deep mission funky, the space is cozy
(read: small) but the people have their heart in what they are doing....
Hole in the wall where you can show your own movie (if you made one) to
a random audience on ATA's projector.
110 Capp Street
Balazo 18 Gallery/Mission
2183 Mission St.
(Mission @ 17th)
San Francisco, CA 94110
hours: Saturday & Sunday (2 - 6 pm)
Back Room in Adobe Bookshop
3166 16th St. @Valencia St.
A little gallery in the back
simply the cultural heart of my favorite intersection in the city
...he's super involved in the community and hosts art openings, book
readings, and music performances here that are worth cramming into the
aisles for. It's a great place to meet local artists, musicians, and
just plain locals who are anything but plain... The art receptions are
probably the most awesome thing about the store."
Blue Room Gallery Mission
2331 Mission Street (between 19th & 20th)
San Francisco, CA 94110
the Blue Room organized a very successful Mission art walk .
and Wednesday, noon to 9pm; Thursday through Saturday, noon to 10pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday
483 Guerrero Street
415.384.0704 (415) 648-7562
Open 10am -10pm daily
the CELLspace community
Marketplace on Sundays at Florida & 19th
They offer their space for rent to an incredibly diverse range
of events and organizations, from dance groups made up of local kids to
crafty lady gatherings to weekly hula hooping practice... This is a
great place to learn, to watch and catch different types of shows,
classes, etc. You will definitely meet a lot of cool and interesting
people. Come with an open mind and heart! Support this place for its
3245 16th St. @ Dolores St.
There are some amazing pieces here that are completely affordable
and half of the proceeds will go towards a really good cause... CE
is a great spot to pick up affordable original art for you or your
friends. It's a art studio/gallery for developmentally disabled
adults. They have paintings, sculpture, ceramic masks, note cards,
etc. If you walk through the small gallery, you can head toward
the back where the artists are working. They are open and will talk
to you about what they're making."
1800 Bryant St. #104 (corner of 17th),
John Bovio Studios
546 Valencia Street
The Lab Gallery
2948 Sixteenth St.
(Sixteenth @ Capp)
Linc Real Art"Linc makes me think. Nothing they show is predictable or of a
singular genre. Except for the genre I call "desire to purchase 80% of
the work I've been introduced to there."
1 Otis St.
(Otis @ South Van Ness)
2519 Mission Street (at 20th)
"This is an interesting space, it used to be a couple of
apartments and has been converted to a gallery. the art exhibitions are
unique and tend to go late, so you can drop by after visiting other
Mission Cultural Center
Call us: 415.821.1155
Fax us: 415.648.0933
2868 Mission Street (Right off 24th St. BART)
least one weekend, forego the multiplex and support arts in SF.
You'll be glad you did... The theater features local artists, so go
support them --- I saw some friends perform (Strong Current,
all-woman modern dance troupe with awesome choreography) there this
weekend- and it was a great night."
214 Valencia St.
(Valencia @ Duboce)
hours: Thursday - Sunday (3 - 8 pm)
Red Poppy Art
2698 Folsom @ 23rd St (enter on 23rd)
"This is a wonderful place to see art and
music at the same time in the Mission. The acoustics were fantastic and
it was a warm, intimate atmosphere, I hope this place will continue to
grow... This place is a real supporter of the arts and a great place to
go if you want to really experience music or art in close quarters."
SOMA Arts Gallerymap
934 Brannan St. S
180 Capp Street (3rd
3376 19th Street (between Mission and Capp), 415-821-1102
401 Alabama St.
(Alabama @ 17th)
"All the shows I have been to have been great and the artists
they feature always ranged in their art discipline which is always nice
to see. The staff there are the absolutely best, cheerful, helpful, and
always good for a conversation.... It's a definitely a breath of fresh
air in the snooty and hipper-than-thou art scene though and I'm glad
of the MISSION
city is remarkable not only for its beauty.
It is also, of all the cities in the United States, the one
whose name, the world over, conjures up the most visions
more than any other, incites one to dream. "
Georges Pompidou more
more by sfvisitor.org
#1 TOUR for MURALS
Clarion Alley there's two more in the Mission both off 24th Street
the mini-park near York Street and Balmey Alley between Harrison and
Clarion Alley Mural Project
When the Bitter End Meets the Rainbow Swallow
By Amy Larkin Gelbach
Alley runs between Mission and Valencia, parallel to 17th and 18th
streets. It is open 24 hours a day and visible during daylight and
Alley Project at sfstation
is in constant dialogue, continuously involved in a struggle
of expression that plays out in a vibrant conversation down
its length. Protests against domestic violence, and war and
aggression by the establishment cry out together. Memorials
boldly and graciously eulogize those who have fallen. An
image of Apocalyptic San Francisco and a figure of Uncle Sam
spitting bombs on to his foot sandwich Julie Murray's
Larkin Gelbach Nov-2002
1 || murals
2 || murals
3 || Murals
taken of copyrighted murals for the purpose of reproduction
can only be used with written permission from the
Dedicated to enhancing the neighborhood with murals, as well as
educating and involving others elsewhere in community arts projects.
Susan Cervantes is the founder and director of Precita Eyes Murals.
SMRC Mural Resource
Center || || info@somArts.org
mural guides, maps and information available
ph 415.552.2131x110 fax 415.522.0136
934 Brannan St. S F, 94103
Oldest Murals by sfbg.com
Most feature Wall Hung Exhibitions
from local artists. Here's a dozen from the excellent city guide
whose logo is the Mission's most prominent landmark. Note the
Paul Mahder of the Blue Room Gallery's signature
Paul Mahder at the Blue Room
Café 12 of the