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 two 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

 

May 06, 2024 / 2:00 PM
Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 416 and Online
June 03, 2024 / 2:00 PM
Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 416 and Online
July 01, 2024 / 2:00 PM
Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 416 and Online
August 05, 2024 / 2:00 PM
Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 416 and Online
September 06, 2024 / 2:00 PM
Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 416 and Online
September 22, 2023
SAN FRANCISCO, September 22, 2023 —The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Main Gallery is thrilled to present Transcending Physicality: The Essence of Place , a group exhibition, curated by Bay Area-based artist and educator Minoosh Zomorodinia, that explores the complicated concept of “place”...
June 27, 2023
( SAN FRANCISCO, June 27, 2023 ) – The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC), in partnership with San Francisco Public Library (SFPL), is pleased to announce the selection of four San Francisco-based artists for the second year of the SFAC Artist in Residence (AIR) program at SFPL. Artists...
February 10, 2023
SAN FRANCISCO, February 10, 2023 —The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Main Gallery is thrilled to present Crossing Lines/Lineas que Cruzamos, a two-person exhibition featuring the works of Mexican-born artists, Arleene Correa Valencia and Georgina Reskala. Crossing Lines/Lineas que Cruzamos...

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What's Coming Up

Public Meeting

Visual Arts Committee Meeting

April 17
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3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 416 and Online
Public Meeting

Executive Committee Meeting

December 18
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1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Hybrid: 401 Van Ness | Rm 125 and Online
Public Meeting

Community Investments Committee Meeting

December 09
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1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 416 and Online
Public Meeting

Full Arts Commission Meeting

May 06
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2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 416 and Online