With the influx of online dating sites and apps, there is not much room left for romance. Many folks find online dating to be efficient and beneficial in landing a mate, but is finding "the one" on the same level as ordering a meal? People can sell themselves as they please, and browse others just as easily. But, this certainly raises the question: Does serendipity even have a place in this fast-paced, instant-gratification world we romantic-types are stuck living in? One San Francisco woman is challenging this modern dating fad by mixing the benefits of online dating with Hollywood-made romance.
For 941 Geary founder Justin Giarla and graffiti artist APEX, it's all about the present. The two have co-curated "The City We Love," a large-scale group show of Bay Area artists at Giarla's cutting-edge Tenderloin gallery. The exhibit of new work by local artists highlights graffiti and street art culture from the likes of Chad Hasegawa, David Ball, Chor Boogie, John Felix Arnold, and more. “I just felt that it was time to focus on doing a show with just San Francisco artists," says Giarla. "There’s a stronger community in San Francisco than people realize. The artists that we work with are here because they love it."