Artists, Galleries Displaced Amid Tech Boom

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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.


Courtney Fink, executive director of Southern Exposure, a 39-year-old San Francisco-based nonprofit visual arts organization that supports emerging artists

Anthony Luzi, president of the SF Art Dealers Association

Lisa Ruth Elliott, San Francisco-based artist who was recently evicted from her apartment

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"