Artist Calixto Robles in his studio at the Redstone building in the Mission District on Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Kevin…

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“To any artist, the light is important,” said printmaker and painter, Calixto Robles. “I like this studio because of the light.”

Earlier this year, as he was preparing for four exhibits, Robles was forced to vacate his workspace in the Potrero design district on short notice. But what could’ve easily become another artist out-migration story found a happy ending at the Redstone Building, the historic former labor temple on 16th Street that provides shelter from the storm of gentrification for its tenants.

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