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.
Artist in Residence Program
Launched in 2015, the San Francisco Arts Commission's Artist in Residence (AIR) program builds partnerships with City Departments in order to provide unique residency opportunities that result in strengthening the value of artists participating in and responding to the advancement of civic dialogue. AIR opportunities are only open to artists residing in the Bay Area.
SFAC Main Gallery
War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 126 (MAP)
Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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