For years, the increased cost of living has been pushing artists out of San Francisco neighborhoods that, ironically, they helped make cool. In the Dogpatch, the Minnesota Street Project is doing its part to counter the trend. This studio and gallery space, which occupies three buildings (two of which are open to the public), is a refuge from the city's rapidly rising rents. The organization has an innovative approach that lets the high-end art exhibited there subsidize the studio and galleries housed within at below-market rates. Be sure to swing by next month for the opening of Alta, by chef Daniel Patterson. The art there will be 100 percent edible.
An art studio with a different business model.
Take advantage of the creative vibes and free Wi-Fi in the atrium, open to the public.
1275 Minnesota St. & 1150 25th St., Dogpatch
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