Press Releases

Press releases from Public Art, Community Investments, SFAC Galleries and the SFAC main website.

Large-Scale Sculptures Will Light Up Civic Center Plaza


Six illuminated sculptures by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau that commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will be on view from January 30 – March 10 Dedication Ceremony and Lantern Lighting – January 30 at 4:30 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO, January 9, 2017 – ... Read more

San Francisco Nonprofits Secure Long-Term Leases with One Million in funds


31 social & arts organizations to receive awards from the City San Francisco, CA, December 16, 2016 —The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development, and the San Francisco Arts Commission with key partners today announced grants of over $1 million to ... Read more

A Look at the Summer of Love Through the Eyes of Legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll Photographer Jim Marshall


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts:Kate Patterson Tel: 415-252-2229 Email: Kate.Patterson@sfgov.org Meg Shiffler, SFAC Galleries Director Tel: 415-252-2234 Email: Meg.Shiffler@sfgov.org A LOOK AT THE SUMMER OF LOVE THROUGH THE EYES OF LEGENDARY ROCK ‘N' ROLL PHOTOGRAPHER JIM MARSHALL The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries presentsJim Marshall's 1967 January 26 - June 17, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, ... Read more

Temporary Sculptures Light Up Hayes Valley


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The San Francisco Arts Commission and Recreation & Park Department place two large-scale sculptures in Patricia's Green for one year SAN FRANCISCO, November 9, 2016 – The San Francisco Arts Commission in partnership with the Recreation & Park Department installs two temporary light sculptures in Patricia's Green, a small park located ... Read more

Utopian Market Street


In artist Tracey Snelling's Market Street Poster Series pulp fiction novel covers promote idealistic visions of Market Street SAN FRANCISCO, October 28, 2016 – Artist Tracey Snelling's Art on Market Street Poster Series, Best Sellers, is a response to the immense changes occurring in San Francisco's physical and cultural landscape. The ... Read more

THE SUMMER OF LOVE AS SEEN BY LOCAL ARTISTS


The San Francisco Arts Commission presents an extensive exhibition of work by legendary 60s rock ‘n' roll photographer Jim Marshall and a new Market Street Poster Series featuring contemporary perspectives on the Summer of Love by local artists SAN FRANCISCO, September 28, 2016 –As part of a citywide celebration of ... Read more

San Francisco’s Favorite DIY Art Collecting Event Comes to Chinatown


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2016 Kate Patterson San Francisco Arts Commission T: 415-252-4638 E: Kate.patterson@sfgov.org Meg Shiffler, SFAC Galleries Director T: 415-252-2234 E: Meg.Shiffler@sfgov.org SAN FRANCISCO'S FAVORITE DIY ART COLLECTING EVENT COMES TO CHINATOWN For the eighth year in a row, the SFAC Galleries' popular PASSPORT event will feature original work by leading Bay Area ... Read more

SAN FRANCISCO’S FAVORITE DIY ART COLLECTING EVENT COMES TO CHINATOWN


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2016 Kate Patterson San Francisco Arts Commission T: 415-252-4638 E: Kate.patterson@sfgov.org Meg Shiffler, SFAC Galleries Director T: 415-252-2234 E: Meg.Shiffler@sfgov.org SAN FRANCISCO'S FAVORITE DIY ART COLLECTING EVENT COMES TO CHINATOWN For the eighth year in a row, the SFAC Galleries' popular PASSPORT event will feature ... Read more

New Peephole Cinema Delights Travelers at San Francisco International Airport


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San Francisco Arts Commission brings Laurie O'Brien's celebrated Peephole Cinema to SFO's Interim Boarding Area B Kota Ezawa: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocous (2016) SAN FRANCISCO: September 29 – Travelers passing through San Francisco International Airport's Interim Boarding Area B can view a series of silent film shorts inspired by travel and the writings of Danish ... Read more

New Temporary Mural by Maria Park in Chinatown


On view for one year, Sky is an approximately 150 ft. wide and 4 feet tall mural print by Maria Park for the construction fence in front of the new Chinatown Central Subway Station on Stockton Street at Washington. The mural features images of sky and clouds that were inspired by ... Read more