SOUTH OF MARKET
W San Francisco is lucky to be part of such a culturally aware neighborhood in San Francisco. Home to many murals, museums, and public art exhibitions, South of Market (SoMa) has a reputation as the art hub of the city. SoMa has more than 12 museums in just 2 square miles - including our neighbor SFMOMA, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and the Museum of the African Diaspora.
Sites Unseen, a public art project of the Yerba Buena Commnity, has worked to beautify our neighborhood over the last few years with temporary art installations, performances, screenings, and other happenings.
If you walk around our beautiful neighborhood, you will find works of art everywhere - including alleyways, sides of buildings, and other underutilized spaces.
Barry McGee was part of the graffiti boom in the Bay Area during the early 1980s. Walk through any neighborhood in the city, and you will find that the influence of this movement is still alive. A native San Franciscan, McGee took inspiration from contemporary urban culture, which can be seen in his paintings, drawings, and mixed media.
As part of their effort to transform public spaces in a creative way, Sites Unseen is installing its first permanent large-scale exhibit in the Moscone Center Garage. Artist Barry McGee's iconic work will cover the exterior of the building in addition to an installation on the roof of the garage.
Not only does the Barry McGee installation enhance a building that we walk by every day, but we also get to explore the work by one of the Bay Area's most talented artists. All for free! The best part is that it's just a block away from W San Francisco.
Celebrate the unveiling of the Barry McGee installation this weekend on the rooftop of the Moscone Center Garage. The event will feature projects by other local artists including Fallen Fruit, Ramekon O'Arwisters and Leah Rosenberg.
Sunday, October 9
3 - 6 PM
Moscone Center Garage
255 Third Street