Alter Space

1158 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, US

How to Visit us:

Hours: Thursday-Saturday 1-6pm
(To make an appointment, please email

Directions: Google Maps
Parking: Ample metered street parking is available.

About our Space:

Alter Space has taken up shop at 1158 Howard Street, a light industrial building built in 1922. For the past nineteen years this building was home to the infamous Stormy Leather, one of San Francisco’s premiere leather and bondage retailers. The roughly 5,000 square foot space now houses artist’s studios, several gallery spaces (including the permanent Bowery Museum Collection), diverse workshops, and a full basement that functions as a Print Shop and common workspace. On the ground floor our Main Gallery and Workshop areas still retain their original wood floors in combination with white-walled brick and timber. To view more information about our space please visit the about page.

About our Location:

Alter Space is located in the SOMA district of San Francisco. Originally known as the leather district, this area is comprised primarily of light industrial buildings. We are blocks away from the Civic Center Bart Station, and close to the Powell Station. The building sits about a mile away from the SFMoMA, and is surrounded by many new and established artist’s spaces and galleries (including Electric Works, Unspeakable Projects, 1AM, to name a few).