Glad to be part of what Julie Baumgardner in The New York Times Style Magazine calls “America’s Next Great Art Neighborhood” here at Nancy Toomey Fine Art in Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota Street, in the Dogpatch district of San Francisco. 


“A Guide to America’s Next Great Art Neighborhood”


The city’s oldest intact historic district, the Dogpatch has been a neighborhood of the future since the 1860s; it’s steeped in industry, with a mix of residential and manufacturing space. (The true origin of its name is a mystery; prevailing theories reference the dogfennel flower, the setting of the “Li’l Abner” comic strip and the onetime presence of roaming street dogs stashing meat scavenged from nearby Butchertown.) Since last spring, a slew of galleries have decamped from cushy downtown or Tenderloin outposts — and even, frequently, from New York — to the industrial lots around the 22nd and 3rd Streets corridor. Many have landed at the Minnesota Street Project (MSP), a 100,000-plus-square-foot complex of warehouses founded by the arts patrons and real estate investors Deborah and Andy Rappaport, housing galleries, nonprofits, artists’ studios and, soon, a restaurant and bar by Daniel Patterson of San Francisco’s beloved Coi. Read more…

Link – The New York Times Style Magazine – “A Guide to America’s Next Great Art Neighborhood”