Many of the Arts Commission's public art programs take years to come to fruition due to multi-year construction timelines. Here you can check in on the status of several of our largest projects currently underway.

Liz Glynn Terra-Techne, 2019 Cast Stainless steel; terracotta
San Francisco International Airport: Liz Glynn, Terra-Techne, 2019.

Maya Angelou renderingDr. Maya Angelou Monument

In 2018 the Board of Supervisors passed the Women’s Recognition Public Art Fund ordinance which called for the Arts Commission to erect a statue of Dr. Maya Angelou at the Main Library. This marked a new City policy requiring that at least 30% of nonfictional figures in the public realm represent significant women whose accomplishments embody our City's values and ideals. The proposal by Berkeley artist Lava Thomas was selected for this commission. The sculpture representing Dr. Angelou will be located outside of the San Francisco Main Public Library. (Thomas's rendering is seen at right.) This monument will honor one of the most significant literary artists and activists of our time, and will be an ever-present role model and inspiration to all, and especially to girls and young women. Most of the sculptures that honor individuals were gifts to the city made in the late 19th Century, and recognize white men. The sculpture of Dr. Maya Angelou will begin to redress this gender imbalance by venerating a woman of color.

Learn more about the Dr. Maya Angelou Monument

Spencer FinchVan Ness Bus Rapid Transit

In conjunction with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s new Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (VN-BRT) system stretching down Van Ness Avenue from Bay to Mission streets, the Arts Commission is managing the implementation of a landmark public artwork by artist Jorge Pardo.

Learn more

Spencer FinchSan Francisco International Airport

We have so many goodies about to debut at SFO. With each new construction project, the SFAC gets to work with an incredible group of diverse artists to enhance the visitor experience. There is a reason why SFO is one of the best airports in the world.

See what's happening! 

Central Subway RenderingCentral Subway

In conjunction with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s new Central Subway stretching from Chinatown to South of Market, the Arts Commission is managing the implementation of a diverse and exciting public art program.

See the artworks planned for each station

Treasure Island renderingTreasure Island Arts Master Plan

The Treasure Island Arts Master Plan guides the implementation of the Treasure Island Art Program, which is funded by one percent of the construction costs of Treasure Island’s redevelopment.

Learn more about the Treasure Island Arts Master Plan

What's Coming Up

Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners (Cancelled)

January 05
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Virtual Meeting
Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners (Cancelled)

January 05
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Virtual Meeting
Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners (Cancelled)

January 05
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Virtual Meeting
Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners (Cancelled)

January 05
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Virtual Meeting