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Closed until 2014

Your Store is now closed but stay tuned for future appearances on Valencia Street in 2014. Closed









Thanks ATA for hosting us and thank you Rainbow Grocery Cooperative and the Awesome Foundation for supporting us. It was a really great month!

4 Days Left!


Your Store Closes October 30th!
See the “.com bus” pinata!  Join the hipster social club. Witness rent prices go up before your very eyes. Read love letters to Dolores Park and reminisce about when Bi-Rite grocery was a kids hangout.

Miss Your Store Already?
Your Store just might re-appear before too long. If you have an empty storefront in your neighborhood? Let us know!

We would love to hear from you.
Leave a story or send us a message.

Sounds Around

We created an animation based on a story told by one Missionite about the sounds he hears on a weekly basis in his neighborhood.

“When I wake up and open my window I hear chickens across the street. Bak, bak, baak. During the day I hear people laughing over lattes at Atlas and on Wednesday nights folks looking for bottles in our recycling bins, bluegrass humming from Atlas on Thursday evenings, (a) shopping cart pushed by the older man with patchy skin who listens to KBLX on his radio. Sometimes (he) yells at the sad woman with him. The soundtrack of 20th and Alabama.” – Roni

Click here to see the animation based on his story.

Mission Mixtape








Visit the Your Store window at 992 Valencia to see more animations about the neighborhood.

Up until October 30th.

Mission Rent

The stories we were told about little affordable housing, evictions and the increased cost of living in the Mission district gave a gloomy outlook to the future of the neighborhood. They also served as inspiration for this particular animation in the Your Store window. Click here to see it.















Visit the Your Store window at 992 Valencia to see more animations about the neighborhood.

Up until October 30th.

Cheap-Eats and MS. Pac-Man

Chris grew up spending a lot of time in the Mission district because his Grandma lived there so naturally he had lots of stories about the neighborhood. Chris remembered details like…where the scariest Halloween haunted house was, where he bought a 55¢ after school snack and how he earned “streetcred”.

Here’s an animation of one of his stories.

Your Store Ms Pac Man Drawing

Visit the Your Store window at 992 Valencia to see more animations and read more stories about the neighborhood.

Up until October 30th.

Animations from 826 Valencia

Back in July we taught Create and Animate  to a group of kids at 826 Valencia. We’ve posted the animations from that workshop on our Your Store Vimeo page. Check it out here


These Tales are Telling

Curious about the people who live – work – visit the Mission?

We were too so, we spent several months talking with people in this vibrant neighborhood. We used the conversations we had as inspiration for the things you see. These images reflect a moment in time, what people are missing, what people value now and what people are hoping for.

Your Store is now OPEN.
Come by and have a look, Your Store will be on view the entire month of October.

•”La Boehme is one of the only coffee shops that have not changed.
Most coffee shops around here you have to have a laptop to get in.”Your_Store_Books_Cropped

•”I am Hispanic and I grew up here. My grandmother lives across the street from me. I think gentrification has been good for business. Why not partner with the new businesses coming here rather than resist? Culture isn’t race & blood related…we are all people.”


•”The first time I rode the 33 MUNI where it makes that crazy turn onot market, the whole bus applauded. I couldn’t believe it…what enthusiasm and urban vigor. So the next time I was on the 33 and the driver made that fateful turn I brought my hands together ready to applaud, but the bus was silent. I had mistook the last ride for an everyday occurrence. Silly me.”


• “I came to the Mission when I was in 2nd grade. I ate Mexican food and I think our teacher was flirting with the tour guide. It was the first time I saw a man pee in public. Now-a-days it’s not so bad to see a man pee in public.”Your_Store_Animation_Murals•”The murals are fun to look at…and they are always changing. The boutiques are fascinating. The Mission is the hottest part of the city and people go to Dolores Park to hang out. At the end of the day you’ve discovered something new and had fun and you hope it lasts forever.”


Photos by Anita Su



Open Day & Night






Thanks to everyone who came out for the opening reception on Sunday. It was fun!



Photos by Anita Su

Fully Stocked



Buzz Buzz

The Your Store project hasn’t even opened yet and it’s already getting a lot of buzz. Here’s what people are saying…

“The conversation about gentrification in the Mission can sound like a broken record when the same few points are beaten to death, even if you agree with the frustrations being expressed. There have to be other ways of understanding all the changes in that neighborhood. That’s why I’m interested in the different perspectives about the community and cultural shifts around Valencia Street that are coming out in Sarah Klein and Kathryn Kenworth’s new project, Your Store.” –Jennifer Maerz, The Bold Italic

The Bold Italic

“Here are a few of the shows we’re excited to check out in the coming days….Your Store”
– San Francisco Chronicle

“We can’t say enough great things about this project, and hope you’ll join us in October at 992 Valencia Street, San Francisco to see it for yourself.” -Dominique Kousdsi, Handful of Salt

“Come checkout this awesome collaboration between artists Sarah Klein, Kathryn Kenworth, Artists’ Television Access and 826 Valencia that pays homage to the creative spirit and diversity of the Mission!” – 826 Valencia


We’re installing today and tomorrow and we are just as excited as you are to see how it will all come together. Come check it out for yourself from October 6th-30th.