Cover Strike

One of the most enjoyable things about living in the city of San Francisco is how visually dynamic it is. There is simply art everywhere, but not in a way that inundates you. The most interesting pieces are hidden away in nooks and crannies, and many people often overlook the “candy” placed in prominent locations.  ART on STREETS, Untapped SF’s newest column, highlights this city’s art through the lens of a “Polaroid” camera (except it’s an app on the phone).

The Space Between Gallery / Museum of Neighborhood Archaeology sits on the busy intersection of Columbus Avenue and Washington Street, a common path between the Financial District and North Beach. I generally pass it when I’m on my way back from North Beach going toward Market Street to catch the Muni. This set of images is in that order-from the “end” or “back” of the gallery to the front door, and a little around  the corner onto Washington Street. 1 Columbus Avenue looks like one of those awesome, unused, old city buildings-except this gallery is there. I have yet to happen by when it’s open, unfortunately.

The “back” of the Space Between Gallery



Victims of the future

Inside the gallery, as well as across the street

Part reflection part through the windows to Washington Street

The front door


More birdies

More outside the gallery, than in

This image is a little more about the reflection, but there are long legs in there.

And as I walked away, I had to look over my shoulder, only to realize-I missed the spades.

Space Between Gallery  / Museum of Neighborhood Archaeology
1 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA

For more images of the gallery space, visit their Flickr page.


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  2. Thanks for the great write up, and the compliments for our place!
    Really enjoyed your photos, and hope to meet you sometime, when our paths cross chronologically- we do keep some pretty odd hours.
    If you’re passing through and see us inside, come right in!

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