Dogpatch Arts Plaza

Dogpatch Arts Plaza has transformed a dead-end street into an 8,000 square foot arts-focused public pedestrian plaza at 19th and Indiana Streets in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood.  Inspired by the popular Decompression Festival held on Indiana Street each year, the plaza combines Burning Man's artistic spirit with the Dogpatch's industrial heritage to create an outdoor gallery for large-scale and industrial art.  The Dogpatch Arts Plaza combines the ideas of pocket plaza and outdoor gallery, creating a "third place" where neighbors and passers-by can come together to engage with art and with each other. 

Place Lab, then Build Public, partnered with Build Inc., the developer of the adjacent residential development at 650 Indiana, to secure an In-Kind Agreement to apply a portion of their impact fees to help fund the development of the public space.  Place Lab was also successful in securing a Community Challenge Grant from the city to fund the building of mobile benches and planters for the Plaza. 

Dogpatch Arts Plaza opened in September 2017, and is managed by Friends of Dogpatch Arts Plaza. To learn more, please visit