Explore the SFAC Galleries

For over 50 years, the SFAC Galleries has presented contemporary art exhibitions that highlight the region's artistic diversity in the heart of San Francisco's Civic Center. Learn more about our history and ongoing programs, which are all free and ADA accessible.

Artist in Residence Program

SFAC Main Gallery Exhibition: Carlos Villa: Roots and Reinvention, 2022. Photo: Aaron Wojack.

Current Exhibitions

image of young woman and older man layered over pages of a book
Dates On View: Nov 09, 2023 to Jan 07, 2024
Off Site
Many lush, green tropical plant leaves with an image of orange fabric overlaid it.
Dates On View: Oct 13, 2023 to Dec 16, 2023
SFAC Main Gallery
An illustration showing people working in a silkscreen print shop.
Dates On View: Sep 15, 2023 to Jul 12, 2024
City Hall, North Light Court & Ground Floor

Upcoming Exhibitions

two images: a portrait of a young Aurelious Alberga and an image of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake
Off Site

What's Coming Up


Artist Reception for we were here

January 11
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

SFPL Main Branch
Public Meeting

Executive Committee Meeting

December 27
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Hybrid: 401 Van Ness | Rm 125 and Online

EarthSea Film Screening

December 14
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

SFAC Main Gallery

Holiday Art Vendor Pop-up Market

December 14
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

War Memorial Veterans Building