Several storefront windows in San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood have been transformed as part of a project being unveiled today to revitalize the area and promote public art.
“The Windows” is a collection of 10 art installations in windows along Market Street between Fifth and Eighth streets.
The designs for the window displays were inspired by artwork and stories from children at Raphael House, a San Francisco-based shelter for homeless families, and created by teams at local architecture and design firms.
Tours of the windows begin at 5:30 p.m., starting at the Art Institute of California-San Francisco at 1170 Market St.
A party organized by the institute, the San Francisco Arts Commission and other groups will be held this evening at the International Art Museum of America at 1025 Market St.
Tickets for the party, which also starts at 5:30 p.m., can be purchased at the door, with 20 percent of the proceeds going to Raphael House, according to organizers.
More information about the project is available online at www.thewindows.org.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News