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Stay Electric 

Wednesday, Aug 15 2012
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The rent is too damn high. Anyone trying to find a place to live in S.F. right now can attest to this, and local businesses are not immune to the pain of price hikes either. Gallery and art publisher Electric Works had been happily inhabiting the ground floor of SOMA’s historic Buzzell Building since 2007, when it became clear a certain social media company was moving in nearby, it also became clear Electric Works could not remain in its space, thanks to a rent increase. Undaunted, Electric Works jumped on another location around the corner, with room enough for their printing services, exhibitions, wonderfully curated bookstore, and new artist studios. It spent the last few months moving, and now is officially settled in enough to fling open the doors and invite friends and neighbors over for an epic Housewarming. Browse recent editions of its publications with renowned illustrator Chris Ware in the shop, or peek into the gallery to see a group show featuring innovative work by artists like Julie Heffernan, just a taste of the programming yet to come this fall. With food trucks lined up outside, the party spills onto the sidewalk too. Come lift a glass and help Electric Works celebrate that it’s still firmly in the ’hood.
Sat., Aug. 25, 5 p.m., 2012

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