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Compiling data in the previous century before the digital age was a technique known to man as bookbinding. Printed pages were assembled to form a valuable book, hence to honor this method the American Bookbinders Museum was established. The museum houses various equipment and machines that were used to bind the books in the bygone era, a few books too have been kept on display. Purchase some merchandise at the museum shop in remembrance of your visit.
Martin Lawrence Galleries: San Francisco at Beach Street is a famous fine art gallery, that is popular among art collectors and lovers alike. The Gallery has famous works of art by artists like Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Keith Haring, Bruce Ricker, Thomas Mcknight and Robert Deyber. The gallery also showcases works of art by upcoming artists and helps them gain the recognition that is due to them. Art auctions and exhibitions are held here on a regular basis.
Often known as the "first neighborhood" of San Francisco, the Mission District is one of the favorite places of the people of the city. The district has its own share of fun places, restaurants, theaters and bookstores and is a hugely popular destination for avid foodies. Spend a day at Dolores Park or admire the colorful murals on the buildings throughout the district.
Young creativity is blossoming inside this space-age glass and metal cone. The Children's Creativity Museum is the place for budding kid and teen artists to hone their skills while also discovering new ones. Visual, media and performing artists are always on hand to interact with the museum's visitors. Children are encouraged to help with projects, including stop-motion animation, digital photography, and the cutting-edge, new media form of web casting. Do not miss the Charles Loof carousel (circa 1906); its hand-carved wooden animals have been restored to their original baroque perfection. There is also a theater on the premises used for various performances of different genres that stem outside the children's genre. This place is wonderful fun for the whole family.
Located in the heart of the city in Mission District, Valencia Street boasts a hipster and offbeat vibe. It is lined by charming boutiques, thrift stores, art galleries, restaurants, dive bars and coffeehouses. Explore this eclectic street and don't miss the paintings and graffiti at Clarion Alley.