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.

Two LOCATIONS

SFAC Main Gallery
War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 126 (MAP)
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SFAC Galleries - Art at City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, ground floor (MAP)
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

Event
August 06, 2022 / 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
SFAC Main Gallery
Event
August 26, 2022 / 7:00 PM to 2:00 PM
SFAC Main Gallery
Event
September 03, 2022 / 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
SFAC Main Gallery
September 12, 2022 / 2:00 PM
Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 416 and Online
October 03, 2022 / 2:00 PM
Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 416 and Online
November 07, 2022 / 2:00 PM
Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 416 and Online
December 05, 2022 / 2:00 PM
Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 416 and Online
January 02, 2023 / 2:00 PM
Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 416 and Online
June 27, 2022
SAN FRANCISCO, June 27, 2022 – The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC), in partnership with San Francisco Public Library (SFPL), is pleased to announce the selection of four Bay Area artists for the SFAC Artist in Residence (AIR) program at SFPL. Artists James Q. Chan (filmmaker), Xandra Ibarra (...
March 01, 2022
The San Francisco Arts Commission is delighted to announce that Coma Te has joined the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) as the new Director of Communications and will lead the agency’s external affairs and media relations. He brings with him over ten years of communications, public relations...
September 30, 2021
Featuring CatchLight Local Fellows Yesica Prado and Felix Uribe, and San Francisco’s COVID Command Center Artists in Residence Mabel Jim é nez, S. Renée Jones and Ajuan Mance Public Exhibition at San Francisco City Hall October 4, 2021 to April 15, 2022 SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Arts...

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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

Visual Arts Committee Meeting

September 21
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3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Virtual Meeting
Public Meeting

Civic Design Review Committee Meeting

September 19
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2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Virtual Meeting
Public Meeting

Full Arts Commission Meeting

September 12
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2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 416 and Online
Public Meeting

Civic Design Review Committee Meeting

September 19
/
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Virtual Meeting