Arts in storefronts debuts on Market Street on Friday

The dim facades of vacant storefronts on Market Street will lose some of their gloom later this week.

The City’s oft-talked about Arts in Storefronts project will kick off on Friday, with temporary exhibits scheduled to be unveiled in empty buildings on Market Street as well as in parts of the Tenderloin, Bayview, and Mission District. The opening celebration of the pilot program — which includes 11 original art installations and two large murals — will kick off at 5 p.m. Friday at 989 Market St.

Representatives from the Mayor’s Office, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the Arts Commission are expected to attend the event on Market Street, which is part of a larger overall program to revitalize San Francisco’s central thoroughfare.

Last month, The City instituted private automobile restrictions to speed up transit operations, increase safety for bicyclists, and improve access for pedestrians on Market Street. Other plans for the artery include more cultural exhibits on public plazas, and increased outdoor seating.

Bay Area NewsGovernment & PoliticsPoliticsUnder the Dome

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

A sign about proposed development of the bluff at Thornton State Beach in Daly City on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Retreat center proposed at popular state beach

Daly City residents oppose construction on ocean bluffs

Rev. Roland Gordon shows “The Great Cloud of Witnesses” collage mural at the Ingleside Presbyterian Church, which he began building in 1980.<ins> (</ins>
Rev. Roland Gordon preaches love in action

Pastor promotes peace, hope through art and prayer

San Francisco’s Buster Posey was back at the plate after sitting out last season due to the risk of COVID-19. (David Maialetti/Tribune News Service)
Giants struggle against Angels in first game of Spring Training

By Nick Zeller-Singh Nearly 1,000 fans gathered into a breezy Scottsdale Stadium… Continue reading

Basketball (Shutterstock)
SI alum Begovich gets his moment, but Stanford falls on Senior Day

MAPLES PAVILION — Generally speaking, Stanford’s home finale on Saturday afternoon, a… Continue reading

U.S. Attorney David Anderson announces federal firearms charges against two men for their roles in a March 2019 shooting outside the Fillmore Heritage Center in a news conference alongside SFPD staff at the Phillip Burton Federal Building on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Departing U.S. attorney predicts corruption probe will continue

David Anderson shook up City Hall as top federal prosecutor

Most Read