Finally! The highly anticipated Minnesota Street Project is open in Dogpatch. The 10,000 square-foot space will be home to affordable artist studios, high end contemporary art dealers and state of the art storage facilities—as well as eats in the form of local chef/restaurateur Daniel Patterson’s as-yet untitled café and restaurant. MSP will be open from 11am to 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Regular programming will include "In Conversation With," an ongoing series featuring local creatives, as well as regular monthly "First Saturdays" openings hosted by the galleries. The long beleaguered arts scene in SF stands to get a little energy jolt from this opening, which was conceived and funded neither by the city nor any organization, but by two individuals: passionate art aficionados and entrepreneurs Deborah and Andy Rappaport.
The opening party (Friday, March 18 from 6-10pm) will showcase eleven art exhibits to tease what's to come at the space. For those who prefer a more family-friendly introduction to MSP, we recommend the low-key community event on Sunday (March 20 from 11am to 4pm), with music by SFArtsEd students, food trucks and a crochet jam. Both weekend events are free and open to the public.
Check out the Minnesota Street Project's website for more info on what's to come in the space. We can't wait!