Luggage Store Gallery

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The Luggage Store, also known as The 509 Cultural Center is a non profit artist run multidisciplinary arts organization, founded in 1987. We obtained our 501C3 non profit status in November, 1989.

Our mission is to build community by organizing multidisciplinary arts programming accessible to and reflective of the Bay Area’s residents. Our programs are designed to broaden social and aesthetic networks, and to encourage the flow of images and ideas between the diverse cultural communities that cross paths in our exceptionally dynamic downtown San Francisco neighborhood.

To implement our mission, we organize exhibitions, performing arts events, arts education and public art programs designed to amplify the voices of the region’s diverse artists and residents, to promote inclusion and respect, to reduce inter-group tensions and to work towards dispelling the stereotypes and fears that continue to separate us. [1]


Location

1007 Market St

Contact Information

(415) 255-5971 lazer@luggagestoregallery.org

Founders

Darryl Smith & Laurie Lazer

Dates of Operation

1987–present

Type of Space

Gallery

Community Served

local bay area artists

Additional Information and Resources

also known as The 509 Cultural Center

About this Article

This article was originally created as part of SOMArts Cultural Center's Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces. To learn how to add or edit content please visit the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism's online History Collection Lab.

Sources

  1. http://www.luggagestoregallery.org/about-us/, 6-29-2015