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Hurry! Last Chance

 There are only 5 days left to see
the Your Store window!

Special_SignSadly, Your Store will vacate the window of 826 Valencia Street and leave our friends at the Pirate Store on June 2. Hurry up and rush down to see our current window about Dolores Park and it’s  checkered past and coming future in the Dolores Park Gazette. Pick up your copy today.




Dolores Park Timeline (Part 3)

Lastly, here are two magazine covers and a short timeline that highlight some of the recent renovations the park has gone through over the years and the current construction that is happening in the north end of the park.

Dolores Park Rennovations
– In 2008 a bond is approved to make renovations in the park.
– In 2010 playground renovations begin.
– In 2012 the Helen Diller playground opens to the public.
– In 2014 North End renovations begin by clearing ground for new tennis courts, new restrooms, handicapped-accessible pathways and new irrigation/electrical systems.


Just one week left to see the full installation in the window of 826 Valencia!



Dolores Park Timeline (Part 2)

These two magazine covers, that we created for the Your Store window display, offer an even deeper impression of why Dolores Park has been a significant gathering place for people in neighborhood in both good times and bad. The full installation is on view in the window of 826 Valencia until June 1st.




Dolores Park Timeline (Part 1)

These days, especially on the weekends,  Dolores Park is a very happening spot in San Francisco.  So it was no surprise that when we asked people to tell us stories about the Mission District many people mentioned the park.  In the Dolores Park Gazette, now displayed in the window of 826 Valencia, we offer a short timeline of the park history.







You can see all these gazettes in the window of 826 Valencia. Up until June 1, 2014.

Extra! Extra!

Special of the week in the Your Store window is the Dolores Park Gazette – a chronicle of the changing times on the little plot of green know today as Dolores Park. Issues of the gazette start in 1769 and go up to the present day. Can’t see what the headlines say in this picture? Then you’ll have to stop by the window to find out more.Dolores_ParkInWindow

In the window of 826 Valencia until June 1, 2014.


Nice to Meet You

Thanks for coming to the Meet the Makers event at 826 Valencia last Friday. It was nice to meet you and hear your stories and concerns about the neighborhood. Our talk inspired a long discussion afterwords about the city and it’s changes.

As the makers of Your Store we are creating a gathering place for these stories. We try without judgement to best present, in animation and sculpture, what has been told to us.  The Your Store project reflects a diversity of opinions and experiences.  Not everyone will agree on what they see in the window but the objective is to illuminate the collective voice and find some common ground.

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Your Store KathrynYour Store Klein

Your Store Meet the MakerWe wish to give a BIG thanks to Caroline (pictured in the middle) for organizing this event and for inviting Your Store to 826 Valencia!

Your Store will be in the window of 826 Valencia until the end of May.

Sneak Peak

There are just a couple of days left to see the Cashing Out! window display at 826 Valencia.
On Wednesday we’ll switch out the window for a new topic of conversation. The focus this time will be on Dolores Park.

Here’s a sneak peak of what’s coming…

Your Store Dolores Park














Can I Rent That?

A funny thing we learned is that our newest window installation at 826 Valencia called Cashing Out!  had passers-by coming into the store and asking if there was an apartment for rent. It took awhile for the staff at the store to figure out what was going on. Apparently the poster listing apartment-for-rent signs had people a little confused. In a city where a one-bedroom apartment can easily go for over $3000 per month, it’s just too temping not to ask.


Artist Talk Tonight

Your Store Sign

Meet the makers of Your Store tonight!
6:00 – 8:00 PM at 826 Valencia.
Find out how and why the project was made, ask questions and share your stories about Valencia Street and the neighborhood. Join us for this event and add your voice to the conversation.