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Best New Warehouse Space San Francisco 2010 - Kitsch



3265 17th St.

San Francisco, CA 94110


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What does a household of creative twentysomethings do upon moving into a converted warehouse loft space in the vibrant cultural epicenter of S.F.'s Mission District? They turn it into an underground arts and music venue, of course. Last summer, art students Myrina Tunberg, Nikki Mirsaeid, and Taj Robinson formed Kitsch, "an alternative, collaborative attempt to develop and sustain bonds between artists and creative dilettanti within and about the San Francisco Bay Area," as their Web site explains. Bands and artists submit ideas in an open forum, and the resulting events take place inside a large second-floor studio at little or no charge to patrons. Concerts like January's experimental dance showcase with Eats Tapes and Sex Worker, and monthly art openings featuring an array of local talents like Kylea Borges, Ryan Coffey, and Zack Paul have brought people out in droves. Opening its doors to all, Kitsch has shown itself to be an ally to the DIY contingent in San Francisco.

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