Location839 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
The Shooting Gallery opened it's doors in 2003 to the edgy Tenderloin district of San Francisco; one known for it's diverse culture and history. Owner and curator, Justin Giarla, founded the space to offer a welcoming environment for viewing the art he loves.
Justin started collecting art at the age of 23 and has since amassed over 500 pieces in his own collection. Growing up in Southern California gave Justin an affinity with everything lowbrow: pop art, street art, outsider art, punk rock album art, comic book art, surf/skate art, erotic photography and hot rod culture. Giarla has long since recognized the necessity to provide lowbrow artists with a platform, which is exactly what The Shooting Gallery has done for the past seven years.
Since opening The Shooting Gallery, Justin has gone on to start his own publishing company and open three more San Francisco galleries including White Walls, Gallery Three and D.D.Arts. The Shooting Gallery also participates in art fairs around the world and hosts annual fundraisers for local non profits.