If you think Market Street is busy now, just wait. From this Thursday, October 6th, through Saturday, October 8th, 40 different interactive public art installations will take over the sidewalks of Market, all the way from the Embarcadero to Civic Center Plaza.
The third Market Street Prototyping Festival—an ongoing collaboration between the Planning Department and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts—will feature 30 brand-new installations ready for exploration, as well as 10 returning exhibits. Here are a few of this year's newcomers:
Check out the full list of 2016 prototypes, festival map and special events schedule before you go. The walking tour app Detour is also planning to offer a guided audio tour, to help attendees navigate with their smartphones.
Once the festival concludes, the prototypes will vanish once again. But some may find their way to other parts of the city for semi-permanent display.