Mission: Comics and Art, Grand Opening Recap

guest post by Josh Ellingson

Mission Comics and Art

Folks, the rumors are true. There’s a new gallery in San Francisco’s Mission District disguised as a comics shop. Mission: Comics and Art had their grand-opening party on Saturday night. And so, like a moth to a flame, I was drawn to the rock-and-roll sounds radiating from the corner of 20th and San Carlos.

Mission Comics and Art Opening - Genevapop

It’s an understated and remarkably large space, offering plenty of room for the exhibited artwork and well-stocked selection of graphic novels. At the opening, all five members of Genevapop had ample room to rock while the crowd mingled and danced.

Mission: Comics and Art aspires to be a junction point for the worlds of fine art, comics, and popular culture. The artwork exhibited included new works from local artists like Audrey Welch, Betsy Lam, Chris Conroy, Matt Delight, Meredith Scheff-King, telephoneandsoup, and W.A.M. – Women’s Art Movement.

Mission Comics and Art Opening

Mission Comics and Art Opening - Chris Conroy
Chris Conroy

Mission Comics and Art Opening - Betsy Lam
Betsy Lam

There are more photos in my Flickr set.

photos by Josh Ellingson