Gate: the entrance to Cohen Alley in the Tenderloin. Cohen Alley is part of an arts community in the city that is comprised of the Luggage Store Gallery, 509 Cultural Center & the alley. I wish I could have taken better pictures of it since it's got a pretty fascinating story:
The 509/luggage store commissioned artist KEVIN LEEPER to design and build a sculptured gate. This was a lengthy process as we met with many neighborhood organizations and tenants groups for input. Finally, when we were ready to install the gate, a Supreme Court decision was passed that stated you could not gate off a City Street (Bel Aire, CA).
The sign behind the gate says
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