It may never match the gallery density of NYC’s Chelsea, but Dogpatch in just a year has become art central in town. It seems to be successfully aesthetically and financially. At the Minnesota Street Project I saw a show that had not opened yet and all the $15,000 paintings had been sold. Just up the street the McEvoys, one of our pioneer families, has opened its Foundation for the Arts with a “la mere, la mer”, a perfectly proportioned exhibit of minor works by major artists including Homer, Mapplethorpe, Thiebaud, Diebenkorn, Goldin and Hockney. Free.

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