Artists Face Super Bowl’s Shutdown Corner 


More than 130 holders of city Arts Commission-issued Street Artist Licenses set up shop on Justin Herman Plaza near the Embarcadero, sometimes every day of the week. On Jan. 4, the Arts Commission informed them they had to pack up on Jan. 18 and make way for the “Super Bowl City” fan village, which is to occupy their erstwhile sales floors until Sunday, Feb. 14, a week after the big game.

“It’s basically three weeks of lost revenue,” says vendor Michael X. Trachiotis, who has waged a vocal public campaign to raise awareness of the plight of the artists, many of whom he says are lucky to earn $100 a day.


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