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Special This Week!

Your Store is back again and this time in the window of 826 Valencia.
Drop by and check out the first of three rotating window displays.

The Stop Requested!  window display will be on view until April 21st.











Many thanks to the students who participated in the  Meet the Mission workshop and who made such unique buses for the display: Cole, Shane, Lucia, Amaia, Jude, Diego, Allegra, Nicolas, Jake and the teaching assistant Emma Peoples.




Missed it the First Time?

Your Store ATA Window_01

We are so excited to let you know that Your Store is coming back to the Mission – this time we’ll be in the window of 826 Valencia.

Introducing new items. 

The project will expand by featuring some of the most popular topics of conversation with displays that rotate during the run of the show. These displays will highlight specific themes  of change, concern and appreciation.

Full stocked for two months!

Look for Your Store in the window of 826 Valencia Street in San Francisco from April 1 – June 1, 2014.


We want to hear from YOU.

More opportunities to give your feedback and also share your stories will be happening on this blog and in the widow at 826 Valencia.

More soon!



Meet the Mission: Part 2

At the second “Meet the Mission” workshop at 826 Valencia we talked about Dolores Park as a community-gathering place and natural environment in the city. The park offers something for everyone because it’s free, open to everyone and offers many public events and gatherings to people in the community.


Building on the skills the students developed on the first day, the kids worked collaboratively to create plants, shrubs and trees out of cardboard which will become part of the your store window display featuring Dolores park.


The students also created their own currency (because money doesn’t grow on trees).
Many of the things the kids produced in these workshops will be integrated into the Your Store window display that will show at 826 Valencia for two months starting in April 2014.


Meet the Mission: Part 1

Earlier this year, we ran a workshop at 826 Valencia called “Meet the Mission” where we talked with kids about city living and how people get around by walking, biking, driving or taking the bus. Some people take the muni, some ride a bus to their office, some ride the bus because they want to reduce pollution or, can’t find a parking space for their car (if they have one)!


The kids designed and built their own bus sculptures out of cardboard including a Coke bus, a double decker bus and a flying bus.


Since the window display will ultimately resemble a retail shop we also brainstormed some slogans that might entice people into the store.
Here are a few gems…

“90% SALE”
“BUY 24 and GET ONE 2% OFF”