Located in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch district, Minnesota Street Project offers affordable and economically sustainable spaces for art galleries, artists and related nonprofits. Inhabiting three warehouses, the Project seeks to retain and strengthen San Francisco's contemporary art community in the short term, while developing an internationally recognized arts destination in the long term. 

Founded by entrepreneurs and collectors Deborah and Andy Rappaport, Minnesota Street Project was inspired by the couple's belief that philanthropic support for the arts today requires an alternate model—one suited to the innovative nature of Silicon Valley and the region as a whole.

Their vision of a dynamic, self-sustaining enterprise that shares its economic success with arts businesses and professionals aims to encourage heightened support for the arts from newcomer and established patrons alike. 

FAQs

WHERE IS MINNESOTA STREET PROJECT? 

The Project inhabits three warehouses in Dogpatch. The galleries at 1275 Minnesota St. and 1150 25th St. are free and open to the public during regular business hours. The Artist Studio Program at 1240 Minnesota St. is not open to the public. 

How long should I plan to visit?

We recommend setting aside at least two hours to visit 1275 Minnesota St. and an additional hour for the galleries at 1150 25th St. 

Do all of the galleries maintain the same hours? 

No. Each gallery has individual hours, posted here

aRE THE TEN CHARTER GALLERIES THE ONLY EXHIBITORS AT 1275?

No. In addition to our eleven permanent galleries, 1275 Minnesota St. offers spaces to rent on a short-term basis. We welcome proposals from outside arts organizations, galleries and curators. 

What else will I find at the Project?

Inside 1275, visitors will also find Alta, a restaurant by Daniel Patterson. Additionally, the building's Atrium offers bleacher seating and free wi-fi, welcome to public use.

WHAT ELSE WILL I FIND IN DOGPATCH?

Our Visit page lists the wonderful art spaces, businesses and restaurants you can find in our neighborhood and the surrounding area.

Is the space available for private party rentals?

Yes. For more information on our event space, please visit here

IS THIS IS A NONPROFIT ENDEAVOR?

No. If operating as a non-profit provided the best opportunity to serve the local arts in San Francisco, Minnesota Street Project would operate as such. But we believe a new approach is needed.

WHY DID THE PROJECT PARTNER WITH ADOBE?

Adobe understands that the arts matter to technology – so not only will they be a sponsor of the Artist Studios Program, they are a resident artist themselves, with an actual on-site studio at 1240 Minnesota Street. Their teams envision the space as a hub for cross-pollinating ideas with our artist community, ranging from digital projects to educational experiences to new large scale experiments in creative tech, VR/AR, machine learning and 3D printing.  

How does the Project fund its operations? 

Our unique model includes a state-of-the art Art Services and Storage business. 100% of profits are used to support the artists, galleries, and institutions in the Minnesota Street Project. Please visit here for more information.

Do I have to be a collector to visit?

Absolutely not. While we are committed to helping our gallerists and artists sustain business through the sale of artwork, we are equally dedicated to educating the public through open, accessible engagement with exhibitions and programming. 

How do I stay informed?

Please sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for up-to-date information on our exhibitions, events and programming. 

Team

Co-Founder

Andy Rappaport

Co-Founder

Deborah Rappaport

Director

Julie Casemore

Receptionist

Brittany Atkinson

Accounting Manager

Cherisse Baird

Program Manager

Erin Dunigan

Client Services Manager / Art Services

Amber Goldstein

Registrar / Art Services

Emma James

Director / Art Services

Eric Lendl

Manager / Art Services

Justin Mata

Director / Studio Program

Brion Nuda Rosch

Director / Facilities

Michael Rubel

Office Manager

Vivianna Salazar

Director / Communications

Francesca Sonara

Install Preparator / Art Services

Ben Vilmain

Contact

info@minnesotastreetproject.com
415-243-0825

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