Attractions

Top Choice Cultural Centre in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

826 Valencia

Avast, ye scurvy scalawags! If ye be shipwrecked without yer eye patch or McSweeney's literary anthology, lay down ye doubloons and claim yer booty at this here nonprofit Pirate Store. Below decks, kids be writing t…
Top Choice Park in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Dolores Park

Semiprofessional tanning, taco picnics and a Hunky Jesus Contest at Easter: welcome to San Francisco's sunny side. Dolores Park has something for everyone, from street ball and tennis to the Mayan-pyramid playground…
Top Choice Public Art in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Balmy Alley

Inspired by Diego Rivera's 1930s San Francisco murals and provoked by US foreign policy in Central America, 1970s Mission muralistas (muralists) led by Mia Gonzalez set out to transform the political landscape, one …
Top Choice Gallery in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Anglim Gilbert Gallery

The Bay Area hits the big time here, with gallerist Ed Gilbert continuing Anglim's 30-year legacy of launching art movements from Beat assemblage to Bay Area conceptualists. Major gallery artists range from politica…
Top Choice Notable Building in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Women's Building

The nation's first women-owned-and-operated community center has quietly done good work with 170 women's organizations since 1979, but the 1994 addition of the Maestrapeace mural showed the Women's Building for the …
Top Choice Gallery in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Catharine Clark Gallery

Art revolutions are instigated at Catharine Clark, a showcase for such gorgeous provocations as Masami Teraoka's paintings of superheroine geishas and goddesses fending off wayward priests, and Stephanie Syjuco's se…
Top Choice Gallery in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Creativity Explored

Brave new worlds are captured in celebrated artworks destined for museum retrospectives, international shows, and even Marc Jacobs handbags and CB2 pillowcases – all by the local developmentally disabled artists who…
Top Choice Public Art in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Clarion Alley

Most graffiti artists shun broad daylight – but not in Clarion Alley, SF's open-air street-art showcase. You'll spot artists touching up pieces and making new ones, with the full consent of neighbors and Clarion All…
Top Choice Gallery in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Galería de la Raza

Art never forgets its roots at this nonprofit that has showcased Latino art since 1970. Culture and community are constantly being redefined here, from contemporary Mexican photography and group shows exploring Lati…
Church in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Mission Dolores

The city's oldest building and its namesake, whitewashed adobe Misión San Francisco de Asís was founded in 1776 and rebuilt from 1782 with conscripted Ohlone and Miwok labor – a graveyard memorial hut commemorates 5…