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 Search past exhibitions

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

SFAC Galleries at C + M (Coffee + Milk)
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
April 27, 2018 / 6:00 PM
SFAC Main Gallery (Veterans Building)
Workshop
May 03, 2018 /
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
SFAC Main Gallery (Veterans Building)
Event
May 05, 2018 /
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(de)Appropriation Wall
Event
May 11, 2018 /
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
San Francisco City Hall
Event
June 05, 2018 /
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
SFAC
May 07, 2018 / 2:00 PM
City Hall | Rm 416
June 04, 2018 / 2:00 PM
City Hall | Rm 416
July 02, 2018 / 2:00 PM
City Hall | Rm 416
August 06, 2018 / 2:00 PM
City Hall | Rm 416
October 01, 2018 / 2:00 PM
City Hall | Rm 416

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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

Street Artists Screenings

May 01
/
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Street Artists Screenings

May 01
/
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Street Artists Screenings

May 01
/
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Street Artists Screenings

May 01
/
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125