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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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.

THREE LOCATIONS

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

Café Valor
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

 

Event
August 29, 2019 / 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The Lab
September 09, 2019 / 2:00 PM
City Hall | Rm 416
October 07, 2019 / 2:00 PM
City Hall | Rm 416
November 04, 2019 / 2:00 PM
City Hall | Rm 416
December 02, 2019 / 2:00 PM
City Hall | Rm 416
March 15, 2019
The passage of Proposition E in November 2018 by a whopping 75% majority is a testament to the commitment and vibrancy of San Francisco's arts and cultural communities. As the Directors of the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC), Grants for the Arts (GFTA), and the Mayor's Office of Housing and...
January 04, 2019
Wi th the passage of Proposition E, the Restoration of Hotel Tax for Arts and Cultural Purposes, the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC ) and Grants for the Arts (GFTA) will receive funding for a new Arts Impact Endowment to support a variety of arts initiatives throughout the City! We want YOU to...

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From the airport to the zoo, the Arts Commission ensures that all city residents, workers and visitors have access to world-class art in everyday settings..

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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

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners

October 01
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1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners

October 01
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners

October 01
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners

October 01
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125