Family Affair

Top choice in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Can you see sound? The answer is always yes at this music-inspired art gallery, named for the anthem by SF soul supergroup Sly and the Family Stone. Recent synesthesia-inducing shows include video art illustrating DJ J Dilla's sonic collages, lost album art by Bay Area hip-hop legends, and photographs of Prince taken before he was famous by his Bay Area producer.

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2. Haight Street Art Center


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3. Zen Center

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4. Buena Vista Park

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5. Corona Heights Park

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7. Randall Junior Museum


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8. Mission Dolores


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