Last weekend marked the official opening festivities for The Minnesota Street Project in Dogpatch a new 100,000-square-foot multi-use space started by local entrepreneurs and collectors Deborah and Andy Rappaport as a kind of grand gift to the local art scene. They're renting 30 studio spaces and 12 gallery spaces at well under market rates to artists and gallerists with a view of becoming "a dynamic, self-sustaining enterprise that shares its economic success with arts businesses and professionals."
As we learned last week, local chef and restaurateur Daniel Patterson has signed on to open an as-yet unnamed restaurant at the space as well.
While galleries each maintain their own hours, visitors can head over to 1275 Minnesota Street to check it out Tuesday to Sunday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., or watch their events page for word of future openings.
The Wall Street Journal, meanwhile, takes this opening, along with the upcoming grand re-opening of SFMOMA in May, the reopening of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in their new facility, and the growth of the gallery scene across SF as signs that "the Bay Area is having a cultural moment."
Tell that to this guy. Anyhow, discuss.