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Fri, Mar 7, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Artists, Galleries Displaced Amid Tech Boom


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77 Geary Street, home of several art galleries displaced by a technology firm.
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77 Geary Street, home of several art galleries displaced by a technology firm.

Soaring rents have hit art galleries in downtown San Francisco hard. Last month, several long-established Geary Street galleries were evicted to make way for a software firm. Meanwhile, individual artists are also struggling. As part of our Priced Out series on the high cost of living in the Bay Area, we look at how the local art world is coping.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Anthony Luzi, president of the SF Art Dealers Association
  • Courtney Fink, executive director of Southern Exposure, a 39-year-old San Francisco-based nonprofit visual arts organization that supports emerging artists
  • Eliza Barrios, San Francisco-based multidisciplinary artist
  • Fred Turner, director of the Program in Science, Technology and Society at Stanford University; and author of "The Democratic Surround: Multimedia & American Liberalism From World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties"
  • Lisa Ruth Elliott, San Francisco-based artist who was recently evicted from her apartment

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