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Arts & Culture

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.

Union Square Ice Skating Rink Now Open for the Holidays
9 years ago

Union Square Ice Skating Rink Now Open for the Holidays

The ice skating rink in San Francisco’s Union Square has reopened for the holiday season. The TODAY Show calls it “One of the Best Ice Skating Rinks in the U.S.,” …
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Treasure Island’s $50 Million Public Art Project
9 years ago

Treasure Island’s $50 Million Public Art Project

San Francisco’s Treasure Island is getting a nearly $5 billion facelift over the next 20 years. Redeveloping the island has been on San Franciscan’s minds since the U.S. Navy base …
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Participate in the Pride Parade
9 years ago

Participate in the Pride Parade

We are just a few days away from the nation’s largest LGBT Pride celebration here in San Francisco. The Pride Celebration and Parade is an important part of our community …
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San Francisco Pride Month is Here
9 years ago

San Francisco Pride Month is Here

Pride Month is officially here! San Francisco is ringing in the month of June with colors and love throughout the city.

San Francisco has been at the epicenter of the …
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Pink Saturday Pride Tradition Moves Forward with New Organizer
9 years ago

Pink Saturday Pride Tradition Moves Forward with New Organizer

After 19 years of hosting the Pink Saturday street party in San Francisco’s Castro District, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are passing the baton to the San Francisco LGBT Center. …
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The Bay Bridge Lights May Soon Go Dark
10 years ago

The Bay Bridge Lights May Soon Go Dark

The Bay Bridge may go dark if it isn’t saved by $4 million in donations by the end of the year.

The Bay Lights, a stunning 25,000 LED art installation …
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