Art Galleries / Art Works, San Francisco

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  • Just beautiful
    Just beautiful
    by Benson35
  • A photograph that was not possible for us to take
    A photograph that was not possible for...
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    Hanging on my bedroom wall
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    Art sold on the streets: So talented

    by Benson35 Updated Jan 18, 2012

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    You will come across stalls along streets (especially Ghirardelli square & Fisherman's Wharf areas) where people are selling their own artwork.
    I spent a long time looking through the watercolour paintings, photographs and drawings of the tourist attractions in San Francisco.
    These people have true talent.
    They sell their artwork quite cheap and you're actually meeting the people that have created them.

    Take a look at the photographs above to see what me sister and I bought.

    What to buy: The art work!
    It's a great souvenir that will bring back wonderful memories of your trip to San Francisco.

    What to pay: I bought a copy of a watercolour painting of the Golden Gate Bridge (pictured above) for $13.

    The artwork ranges from $4 - $30 depending on the size you choose.

    Hanging on my bedroom wall A photograph that was not possible for us to take Just beautiful

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    (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art): SFMOMA Museum Store

    by madamx Updated Aug 19, 2005

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    You could spend hours in this store, browsing, looking at all the unique gifts, and going through all the art books too. Try your hand at some of the neat toys or puzzles the have for little and big kids as well.

    If you are looking for a unique souvenier of San Francisco for someone special, or for yourself, this is the place to do it.

    What to buy: They have tons of gift items such as stationery, books, jewellery, toys, games, clothing, purses, posters .... the possibilities are endless.

    Prices range from reasonable to quite expensive. I picked up a travel shoulder bag for about 56$ US, which I felt was reasonable.

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    Baxter Chang Patri: Gallery in a hotel

    by nomadig Written Aug 13, 2005

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    The remote end of the Hotel Nikko reception is filled with contemporarty art, and all the pieces are on sale -- in other words, art gallery Baxter Chang Patri has an outlet in the lobby.

    The place is especially nice to visit when you are waiting your business acquitances to show up and you have a few minutes to spend. Of course, nobody objects your visit even if you are not residing in the hotel.

    The art is vivid, lively and sometimes striking. The prices hover around a few thousand dollars per piece, so the artists most probably have already established themselves. Most of the works on display were big, so they have to be shipped to your home unless you are travelling with a car.

    Baxter Chang Patri art gallery
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    Art Galleries / Art Works: Folk Art and Frank Lloyd Wright

    by cruisingbug Written Aug 11, 2004

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    We came for the architecture - not the sculpture.

    140 Maiden Lane is the address of a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed art gallery off of Union Square. This design served as a precursor to the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

    140 Maiden Lane, Frank Lloyd Wright, San Francisco

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    Markets / Malls: Local Crafts

    by pigletsmom Written May 12, 2004

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    Local vendors sell their wares in front of Ghiradelli Square.
    Mainly artwork and photography of San Francisco. Nice
    stroll down to Fishermans' wharf while buying some unique souvenirs.

    What to buy: Pastel drawings, photography, jewelry.

    What to pay: $10-$20

    Colorful Umbrellas and artwork
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    Street Vendors: Street Vendors

    by ymike2000 Updated Aug 27, 2003

    I know, every city has stuff like this! Sometimes it's fun to check out what they have. You never know, something might catch your eye and you need to bring it home.

    What to buy: Hand made jewelery seems to be the most common category.

    What to pay: Less than $10 for the most part.

    Kelly checking out the merchandise
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    Art Galleries / Art Works: Eastern shop on western Haight

    by razorbacker Written Mar 25, 2009

    Much eastern art pieces.

    What to buy: There were LOTS of objets d'art we would've liked to take home, but didn't have enough "take home!" I settled for some incense, and Brenda got a nice hand-crafted scrapbook.

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