Welcome to Park Life. We are an independent retail store and art gallery based in San Francisco. Our goal is simple; to showcase art and design that represents the diversity of our community while reaching a wide audience.
Started in 2006 by Jamie Alexander and Derek Song, Park Life Store and Gallery are located in the Inner Richmond in a turn-of-the-century commercial space formerly housing the famous Busvan furniture store.
Park Life has been featured in the NY times, Art Review, Art Forum, New York Magazine, SF Magazine, 7x7 Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Wallpaper Magazine, the SF Chronicle, and many other media outlets. Park Life was voted best Gift store in SF for 2015 and 2016 by SF Magazine.
The retail space features art and design products culled together from all over the world. We feature hard to find, limited edition, and unique items that include; books (art, type, design, photography, etc.), design objects, prints, editions, paper goods, apparel, home-wares, jewelry, artist multiples, original art and more.
Park Life Gallery is also located at 220 Clement Street. Park Life Gallery's ambition is to show the most engaging contemporary art being created today. A sampling of Artists we've worked with include; Sadie Barnette, Clare Rojas, Chris Johanson, David Shrigley, Thomas Campbell, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Hilary Pecis, Andrew Schoultz, Chris Ballantyne, Mark Mulroney, Ian Johnson, CHaz Bear, Matthew Palladino, Paul Wackers, Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough, Lena Gustafson, Todd Hido, Masako Miki, Brendan Monroe, Evah Fan, David King, Alicia McCarthy, Rich Jacobs, Michael Jang, and Many more. We hold 10 exhibits each year. Join our email list to get announcements and opening reception information. Please contact Gallery Director Jamie Alexander for more information. email@example.com
We also specialize in limited edition artist collaborations. We have worked with dozens of artist over the last 15 years to produce products ranging from books, zines and prints to tees, skate decks, and objects. Some of the artists that we have collaborated with include; David Shrigley, Katy Kosman, Clare Rojas, Tucker Nichols, Jason Polan, Lean Gustafson, Chaz Bear, Barry McGee, Sadie Barnette, Chris Ballantyne, Lena Gustafson, Ray Geary, Evah Fan, Brendan Monroe, Thomas Campbell, Anthony Discenza, Michael Jang, Jonathan Anzalone, Arii Bird, David King, Esther Elia, Alicia McCarthy, Masako Miki, Paul Wackers, Carissa Potter, Marina Luz, Chris Johanson, Tauba Auerbach, Todd Hido, Mark Mulroney and many others. Check our store and blog for updates.
Park Life along with Colpa Press and Minnesota Street Project is Co-founder of the SF Artbook Fair that takes place at 1275 Minnesota Street in the Dog Patch Neighborhood of SF. Visit the SF Artbook Fair website for more info.
Jamie Alexander has been a patron of Bay Area arts for over 20 years and served on the Board of Directors of the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin and Creative Growth in Oakland.
Derek Song is a history buff and is good at trivia. He wishes he could have lunch with Tibor Kalman. Derek serves on the Board of the Luggage Store Gallery.
Thank you for visiting our site. If you have any questions or suggestions please contact either of us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Derek + Jamie
Park Life Staff: Marina Luz, Gina Contreras, Esther Elia, Caitlin Kirkpatrick, Dan Carlson (installation)
Gallery and Design Interns: Rotating.
Park Life Store and Gallery is Open. We have measures in place in order to provide safe shopping and comply with Covid-19 guidelines. Come by we are open Daily from 10-6.
Instagram: ParklifeSF and ParkLifeGallery
The Annual San Francisco Art Book Fair (SFABF), Co-Founded by Park Life / at Minnesota Street Project will be back in 2022. Visit the SFABF Website for more info.
Park Life Gallery is also at 220 Clement St. / Park Life Store and Gallery is open every day 10-6.
Open Everyday 10-6
Risa Iwasaki Culbertson – Next Best Thing - June 18 – July 25, 2021
Chad Hasegawa – August 6 – Sept 4, 2021
Gina M. Contreras – September 10, 2021
Lena Gustafson Curated Print based exhibit featuring Night Diver Press, Sun Night Editions, Tiny Splendor, Floss Editions.
Caitlyn Galloway – Be in Touch – Jan 29, 2021 – March 15, 2021
Jonathan Anzalone – of forest and shore – Nov 13 – Dec 31, 2020
Chris Fallon Interiority and Other Objects Sept 18 – Oct 25, 2020
Esther Elia / June 26 – August 15, 2020
David Anthony King / HAPPY / Jan 31 – March 1, 2020
Katie Benn / Toy Haus / Nov 15th – Dec 31, 2019
Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough / Oct 4 – Nov 10, 2019
Michael Jang Exhibit and Book Signing – Sept , 2019
..visit our gallery page for more information
Visit our shop for new items from artists: Tauba Auerbach, Alicia McCarthy, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Lauren DiCiccio, Tucker Nichols, Masako Miki, Evah Fan, David Shrigley, Jonas Wood, Barry McGee, Jason Polan, Jason Fulford, Tamara Shopsin, Jason Jagel, Carissa Potter Carlson, Chaz Bear, Jon Anzalone, Sadie Barnette, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Mark Mulroney, Marina Luz, Lena Gustafson, The Thing Quarterly, People I’ve Loved, Areaware, Third Drawer Down (AU), Dusen Dusen, CHUNKS, Colpa Press, Vacancy Projects, Nieves, One Star Press, Group Partner, Apartamento, DAP, MACK, Aperture, Dead Beat Club, Coucou Suzette, Poketo, Banquet, Apartamento, The School of Life and many more..
Our online store has a small sampling of the products we carry. Please visit the San Francisco store to see everything we stock.
Park Life maintains a large backroom inventory and flat file of works that are not listed on the site. Feel free to make an appointment and drop by the store.
We recently released new a publication from Mark Mulroney, Sketch Books. Available in our webstore.