San Francisco’s New Arts Mayor?

San Francisco has a new mayor, and the city’s cultural community is optimistic. “As Gavin Newsom takes center stage in City Hall with his swearing in Thursday, San Francisco’s panoramic arts world awaits the new perspectives and conceptual shifts that may come with a new mayoral administration. Fingers are crossed – with some eyes skeptically rolling at the idea – that a kind of arts renaissance could be in the works for San Francisco in 2004 and beyond.”