Some of the many Vanishing Studios that are no longer house art or cultural institutions, due to legal or illegal conversions.

How to Keep a City’s Economic Growth from Destroying its Cultural Soul?

November 30, 2015

A controversy is brewing over Rec and Park’s plans to lease the Palace of Fine Arts, one of SF’s premier cultural properties. Over 21,000 people have signed a petition to preserve the Palace of Fine Arts as a multi-cultural Arts/Education Center. As one of our artist put it, “If not now when will City Hall act to protect our precious cultural institutions?” How much money is enough for the city with a 9 […]


November 26, 2015

By Natasha Zouves : KGO – excerpt – (video) November 23, 2015  SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — At least 43 artists say they’re the latest victims of the rent crisis in San Francisco, being “pushed out” of their art studios in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood. Some of the artists have been there for 26 years…(more)  

Last Open Studio At SoMa Artist Studios

October 24, 2015

  “SOMA Artist Studios are fighting to remain in San Francisco against the threat of imminent eviction. On October 30, the artists will unveil a protest campaign as part of Open Studios in conjunction with the Cultural Space Coalition.   SoMa Artist Studios’ ‘Whiteout’ To Shine Light On Artist Displacement, Lack Of Diversity by Alisa Scerrato : hoodline – excerpt In just over 30 days, 43 local artists will hand over their […]

Closed Studios

October 19, 2015

Million Fishes was an incubation program in San Francisco where emerging artists of visual art, filmmaking, choreography / dance, music, conceptual art, new media, interactive art, interarts, and writing could build the tools necessary to establish themselves as contributors. It was located at 2501 Bryant Street (at 23rd Street), and began its operations in November 2003. For nine years, Million Fishes nurtured artists by creating an environment in which they could create, critique, […]