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Art in Storefronts: Top Designers Spruce Up Mid-Market Windows

Title: Art in Storefronts: Top Designers Spruce Up Mid-Market Windows

Photo by Meagan Lucy. Courtesy of the San Francisco Chapter of the International Interior Design Association.

Mid-Market continues to get a much-needed makeover as part of the second annual The Windows project, an extension of the ARTery initiative aimed at revitalizing SF's Central Market corridor. Top architecture, fashion, and design firms—including Gensler, HOK, SFMOMA, Studios Architecture, Hooks ASD, ALR, IA, Arcanum Architecture, and Destination Art—tricked out storefronts between 5th and 9th streets, which were revealed in a tour by the local chapter of the International Interior Design Association on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Each window installation was inspired by paintings created by the children of Raphael House, a shelter for homeless children and families. Twenty percent of all proceeds will support Raphael House's efforts. Other community partners include the San Francisco Arts Commission and The Art Institute of California San Francisco.  

Check out the storefront displays which are on view until Wednesday, March 28. thewindows.org