While lollygagging up Market Street, stop and take a peek at the cool doohickeys and rad new structures along the way. The third annual Market Street Prototyping Festival is underway, happening on Market from the Embarcadero to Van Ness. And you should check it out posthaste.
Teams of people ranging from students and architects are selected by the San Francisco Planning Department and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to display their ideas for making our urban areas more engaging, more enthralling.
While most of the prototypes are temporary, some of them could become permanent fixtures along San Francisco’s busiest artery. The Market Street Prototyping Festival notes that it’s part of a larger effort to reshape and reimagine Market Street.
To wit: "Since 2011, multiple City agencies have focused their attention toward improving and enhancing Market Street’s public space through the Better Market Street project , a five-year, multi-agency effort led by San Francisco Public Works to re-establish, improve, and enhance San Francisco’s civic backbone."
And with that, here are 30 scenes of the Prototyping Festival, which ends Saturday.
Fun with balls at #MSPF at Grant and Market. pic.twitter.com/oyUPT9JBx8— Curbed SF (@CurbedSF) October 7, 2016
.@sallykuchar and I taking in the Market Street Prototyping Festival 2016. pic.twitter.com/aj7wkjDJ1J— Brock Keeling (@BrockKeeling) October 7, 2016
It's officially up and running! Visit us at our "Inside Out Dance Studio" located on Market St between 6th & 7th to participate in this awesome instillation for the Market Street Prototyping Festival 2016. Get your own personal groove on with our mirrors and barres, snap some photos and tag us @linesballet or #MoveOnMarket! Artists and students from LINES Ballet will be engaging with the instillation at various times but it'll be open to the public to enjoy all day, today through Oct 8th. Check out how we built the piece and see the BFA students who performed this morning! Film by Katie Wong, photos by Sarah Riddle #dancedowntown #dancinginthestreets #everybodydancenow #mspf
Our new project #Glimmer opens today on Market Street. Come visit us today through Saturday at the @marketstreetpf, corner of Market and Main in San Francisco. Text GLIM to 22333 during the festival to cast a vote for our project for the People's Choice Award. #VariableProjects #MSPF #publicart #marketstreet #sanfrancisco #sf