In 2003, Justin Giarla took a chance on a rough part of the Tenderloin -- Larkin near Geary -- and opened an art gallery that specialized in street art and other contemporary work. Amidst the drug-dealers and other neighborhood denizens, the Shooting Gallery thrived, showcasing artists who’ve become well-known in everything from political campaigns (Shepard Fairey) to the world of tattoos (Shawn Barber). Giarla eventually opened two more galleries on the same block -- White Walls and 941Geary -- but he’s now consolidated his galleries into a single, nearby building at 886 Geary. Besides a sunnier location on the northern side of the block, it’s a gigantic space -- 5,000 square feet, with side-rooms that are essentially mini-galleries. The new... More >>>