SFAC Galleries
We bring the community together through art.

The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries makes contemporary art accessible to broad audiences through curated exhibitions that both reflect our regional diversity and position Bay Area visual art production within an international art landscape.

SFAC Main Gallery located in the War Memorial Veterans Building

The Arts Commission founded its exhibitions program in 1970 with the opening of Capricorn Asunder, a gallery space located across from City Hall at 155 Grove Street. Over the years, the gallery has evolved into the SFAC Galleries, a dynamic contemporary art program that has shown more than 4,400 local, national and international artists in over 480 exhibitions at three unique Civic Center locations. By commissioning new works, collaborating with arts and community organizations and supporting artist’s projects, the SFAC Galleries provides new and challenging opportunities for contemporary art to engage with a civic dialog.

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SFAC Main Gallery
War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 126 (MAP)
Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

SFAC Galleries at C + M (Coffee + Milk)
War Memorial Veterans Building, Lobby

SFAC Galleries - Art at City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, ground floor (MAP)
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

The SFAC Galleries is overseen by the Commission’s Visual Arts Committee, which meets at 3:00 PM on the third Wednesday of each month in the Arts Commission Community Room, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 125. See Important Dates for upcoming meeting times. See Important Dates for upcoming meeting times. Agendas and Minutes can be found here.
July 20, 2017 /
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
San Francisco City Hall
July 10, 2017 / 2:00 PM
City Hall | Rm 416
August 07, 2017 / 2:00 PM
City Hall | Rm 416
September 11, 2017 / 2:00 PM
City Hall | Rm 416
October 02, 2017 / 2:00 PM
City Hall | Rm 416
November 06, 2017 / 2:00 PM
City Hall | Rm 416

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Public Meetings

A great way to stay informed about the Arts Commission's work and its impact on the city is to attend a public meeting.

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What's Coming Up

Public Meeting

Community Arts, Education & Grants Committee Meeting

July 11
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Full Arts Commission Meeting

July 10
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

City Hall | Rm 416
Public Meeting

Executive Committee Meeting

July 24
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Street Artists Committee Meeting

July 12
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125