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In San Francisco, a welcoming climate for arts and artists doesn’t just make San Francisco a great place to live – it is driving entire industries that make us one of California’s most innovative economies.

One of San Francisco’s preeminent economic development officials frequently talks about “how Burning Man saved San Francisco.” He isn’t joking. He is identifying a phenomenon first articulated in author Richard Florida seminal Rise of the Creative Class. When artists can live and work in a city, that city becomes more attractive to everyone. And that is particularly true in a city like San Francisco – with our wealth of creative industries.

We see how our density of artists helps attract new jobs and revenue for our city. And that doesn’t even take into account that our number one economic generator is still tourism, which is also driven by our status as a cultural capital. So a climate that attracts, educates and can keep artists isn’t just crucial to keeping San Francisco a great place to live – it is a foundation of keeping San Francisco a place where we can find jobs.

SF Happenings: Treasure Island Music Festival, Hunter’s Point Shipyard Artists
7 months ago

SF Happenings: Treasure Island Music Festival, Hunter’s Point Shipyard Artists

By  •  Arts & Culture, Events, Food

Welcome to Reset San Francisco’s ninth installment of SF Happenings, a weekly series that highlights amazing things happening in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area.

The articles cover everything from art exhibits and …
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SF Happenings: Fleet Week, Alameda International Film Festival, and More
7 months ago

SF Happenings: Fleet Week, Alameda International Film Festival, and More

By  •  Arts & Culture, Events, Food

Welcome to Reset San Francisco’s eighth edition of SF Happenings, a weekly series that highlights amazing things happening in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area.

The articles cover everything from art exhibits and …
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SF Happenings: Fleet Week, Sake Day, and Pinocchio
7 months ago

SF Happenings: Fleet Week, Sake Day, and Pinocchio

By  •  Arts & Culture, Events, Food

Welcome to Reset San Francisco’s seventh installment of SF Happenings, a weekly series that highlights amazing things happening in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area.

The articles cover everything from art exhibits and …
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SF Happenings: Top Events for September 23, 2016
7 months ago

SF Happenings: Top Events for September 23, 2016

By  •  Arts & Culture, Events, Food

Welcome to Reset San Francisco’s sixth edition of SF Happenings, a weekly series that highlights amazing things happening in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area.

The articles cover everything from art exhibits and …
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Community Camera Photo: Remembering Robin Williams
7 months ago

Community Camera Photo: Remembering Robin Williams

By  •  Arts & Culture, Neighborhood, SF Favorites

Welcome to the fourth installment of Community Camera.

#CommunityCamera is Reset San Francisco‘s weekly series that features a photograph capturing the spirit of community within San Francisco or the broader Bay Area.

Our previous …
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Fred Lyon: Photographer of Cable Cars and Movie Stars Since the 1940s
7 months ago

Fred Lyon: Photographer of Cable Cars and Movie Stars Since the 1940s

By  •  Arts & Culture, Neighborhood, SF Favorites

In our quest to cover legislation and government policies affecting San Francisco residents, we often end up focusing our attention on local and state officials — including, of course, Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San …
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