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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Goodbye Art Galleries, Hello Tech

Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 2:32 PM

We were sad to read that one of favorite spots for First Thursdays, the second-floor galleries at 77 Geary are slated to shutter to make room for -- yes, you guess it, tech, according to KQED.

On the same day KQED was sharing this news, the Guardian asked, "Is San Francisco Losing Its Soul?" The article noting how much the City has changed since Lawrence Ferlinghetti moved here -- the creative enclave of the City By the Bay morphing into a gentrified landscape, where artistic pursuits are secondary to tech (among other observations).

We're not going to get into an art vs. tech debate in this post, but we've lost another community gathering place -- a great, free, gallery space -- to a giant tech company, and to ignore that is detrimental to all of us.

For events in San Francisco this week and beyond, check out our calendar section. Follow us on Twitter at @ExhibitionistSF, Mollie at @MollieM10, and like us on Facebook.

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