Shaping the Future of Market Street

Market Street runs through the heart of our beautiful city, yet it can feel uninviting and disconnected. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the San Francisco Planning Department, and the James L. Knight Foundation believe that Market Street should bring together people from different neighborhoods and backgrounds. That’s why they’ve joined forces to help us make it a more engaging and vibrant destination.

An open call for creative ways to improve Market Street yielded hundreds of submissions from citizens and organizations. Fifty of these submissions were chosen to create rough models, or “prototypes”, that demonstrate how their idea would work. From April 9th – 11th, Market Street will come alive with these ideas. Its wide sidewalks will be filled with temporary installations ranging from performance spaces, relaxation zones, dynamic art pieces, and more.

Come and walk the festival route, check out the installations, and tell us what you think. A selection of these designs will then move from prototype to reality, as part of our city’s Better Market Street initiative.


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