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Established in 1996, we started out as a DIY art space on Mission & 24th st.under the name of Balazo 18 gallery. After out growing the space and surviving the dotcom boom that drove many art spaces and artists out of the city, We relocated to a much bigger space and changed the name to Sub Mission (Strength Unity Brotherhood). We stayed on Mission st, but now at 18th st. We still have the DIY attitude, and our staff is part of the neighborhood which supports the same ideals.We are one of the last standing art spaces that has survived many of the "quality of Life" standards the city has implemented, and remains to be an all ages venue, with anyone welcome with no discrimination of gender, race, or sexual orientation.With the support of like minded people, we will continue to do what we do best, support and have a space for up coming and struggling artists to showcase their talent, and have a place for community organizations to hold benefits for their cause. [1]


2183 Mission St.

Contact Information

(415) 255-7227


Latino owned

Dates of Operation


Type of Space

gallery/music venue

Community Served

local bay area artists and musicians, all ages

Additional Information and Resources

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.