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Pina Zangaro Provides Gallery & Exhibition Space

Over the past ten years, San Francisco's real estate market has been fueled by the tech industry, driving many artists and arts organizations, including dozens of galleries, out of the city or out of business. Realizing that there was a dearth of exhibit space in San Francisco for photographers, Pina Zangaro converted two large spaces in the front of their building for use as a photo gallery. They host five or six large exhibitions a year, all at no cost to the exhibitors, in addition to many smaller arts events. In a city that lacks exhibition space, the Pina Zangaro Gallery has become an important resource for photographers at all levels. Additionally, the Gallery has been a great tool for better connecting with the users of our print presentation products.

Through April 19th, The Gallery is hosting a reception for First Exposures, a youth mentoring program for under-served youth in the Bay Area that provides a creative outlet for students to express themselves in a safe and supportive environment and encourage them to become articulate, confident, and responsible young adults. Participation in the program is voluntary, and students commit to attend class once a week, each Saturday, for at least one academic semester. Mentors come from an array of photographic backgrounds, but all come to the program with a commitment and dedication to arts mentoring.

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