Press Releases

Press releases from Public Art, Community Investments, SFAC Galleries and the SFAC main website.

Market Street as Muse


Local artist Lauren Bartone uses material found on Market Street to create interpretive maps of San Francisco's main artery A Friend in Need by Lauren Bartone SAN FRANCISCO, March 23, 2016 – Every year, the San Francisco Arts Commission engages local artists to create original works of art for its popular Art ... Read more

Mayor Lee Announces Installation of Intrude Featuring Five Monumental Illuminated Rabbits, Enlivening Civic Center Plaza with Public Art


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 25, 2016 Contact: Mayor's Office of Communications, 415-554-6131 San Francisco Arts Commission, 415-252-2229 Recreation & Park Department, 415-629-2559 Large-Scale, Temporary Public Art Installation by Artist Amanda Parer Installed in Civic Center Plaza to Celebrate Public Art & Celebrate Families Image courtesy of Amanda Parer San ... Read more

Photographer McNair Evans Rides the Rails Cross Country to Capture Intimate Portraits of Contemporary Americans


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contacts: Kate Patterson Telephone: 415-252-2229 Email: Kate.Patterson@sfgov.org Meg Shiffler Telephone: 415-252-2234 Email: Meg.Shiffler@sfgov.org PHOTOGRAPHER RIDES THE RAILS CROSS COUNTRY TO CAPTURE INTIMATE PORTRAITS OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICANS The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries' Art at City Hall program presents the debut of In Search of Great Men: a solo exhibition by McNair Evans April 15 ... Read more

Mayor Lee Announces Armistead Maupin as Recipient of 2016 Mayor’s Art Award


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 1, 2016 Contact: Mayor's Office of Communications, 415-554-6131 San Francisco Arts Commission, 415-252-4638 Acclaimed Author of “Tales of the City” Receives San Francisco's Highest Artistic Honor San Francisco, CA—Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced Armistead Maupin, local icon and acclaimed author of the Tales of ... Read more