Visitors enjoy the 2011 MFA Graduate Exhibition at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Diego Rivera Gallery

Mid-Market Art Project presents Storied Sites: Architecture, Politics & People
Monday, April 16 - Saturday, April 21, 2012
Diego Rivera Gallery
Open daily 9:00am - 5:00pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA

The Mid-Market Art Project (MMAP) is a collaborative endeavor that investigates the role of the arts within the socio-political forces of 'urban renewal' and its effect on the geographic area in which it operates. Understanding that artists and art initiatives often remain at the forefront of both city sanctioned and unofficial neighborhood shifts within the urban landscape, SFAI graduate students designed their MA Collaborative Thesis around the premise that arts administrators have a responsibility to actively examine their participation in this process.

This exhibition collects documentation of and information about three projects that the MMAP commissioned to be realized in the mid-market neighborhood of San Francisco in April and May, 2012. Each project will be located on Market Street, between 5th and 8th, occupying different areas of 'idle' spaces, including the interior of a building, a boarded up exterior, and the sidewalk in front of a vacant storefront.

Featured artists: Linda Trunzo, NODE (Network of Daily Experience), and Warmbaby.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 17 from 5:30pm-8:00.
There will be curator and artist-led walkthroughs of the exhibition at 5:30pm and 7pm.

For more information about the artists' projects and the MMAP, visit www.midmarketartproject.org.