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.

Current Exhibitions PRESS ROOM

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)
Winter Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Café Valor
War Memorial Veterans Building, Lobby
401 Van Ness Avenue (MAP)
Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

SFAC Galleries - Art at City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, ground floor (MAP)
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

 

September 14, 2020 / 2:00 PM
Virtual Meeting
October 05, 2020 / 2:00 PM
Virtual Meeting
November 02, 2020 / 2:00 PM
Virtual Meeting
December 07, 2020 / 2:00 PM
Virtual Meeting
January 04, 2021 / 2:00 PM
Virtual Meeting
July 30, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2020 - The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Galleries presents HEROES: San Francisco Thanks Frontline Healthcare Workers, a timely poster series that celebrates and thanks healthcare workers caring for coronavirus patients. This love letter from the arts community has...
April 17, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2020 - As part of their 50th Anniversary season, the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Galleries is excited to announce the opening of Chain Reaction 13 presented on Facebook and Instagram. Launched in 1986, the newest rendition of this signature SFAC Galleries...
March 13, 2020
View 50 Years of Pride online! San Francisco — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the opening of the 50 Years of Pride exhibition in San Francisco City Hall. An online version of the exhibition will instead be unveiled on May 15 on the GLBT Historical Society's website at glbthistory.org ,...

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What's Coming Up

Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners (Cancelled)

October 06
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners (Cancelled)

October 06
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners (Cancelled)

October 06
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners (Cancelled)

October 06
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125