SFAC Opportunities

Summer of Love Comes to Life in New Market Street Poster Series


Deborah Aschheim's intricate drawings plumb the political and utopian movements of 1967 to create an authentic portrait of the time and to understand the era's hold on our collective consciousness 50 years later. On view through May 12 SAN FRANCISCO, February 21, 2017 – In conjunction with the regional 50th anniversary celebration [...]

Large-Scale Sculptures Will Light Up Civic Center Plaza


Six illuminated sculptures by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau that commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will be on view from January 30 – March 10 Dedication Ceremony and Lantern Lighting – January 30 at 4:30 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO, January 9, 2017 – [...]

Temporary Sculptures Light Up Hayes Valley


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The San Francisco Arts Commission and Recreation & Park Department place two large-scale sculptures in Patricia's Green for one year SAN FRANCISCO, November 9, 2016 – The San Francisco Arts Commission in partnership with the Recreation & Park Department installs two temporary light sculptures in Patricia's Green, a small park located [...]

Utopian Market Street


In artist Tracey Snelling's Market Street Poster Series pulp fiction novel covers promote idealistic visions of Market Street SAN FRANCISCO, October 28, 2016 – Artist Tracey Snelling's Art on Market Street Poster Series, Best Sellers, is a response to the immense changes occurring in San Francisco's physical and cultural landscape. The [...]

New Peephole Cinema Delights Travelers at San Francisco International Airport


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San Francisco Arts Commission brings Laurie O'Brien's celebrated Peephole Cinema to SFO's Interim Boarding Area B Kota Ezawa: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocous (2016) SAN FRANCISCO: September 29 – Travelers passing through San Francisco International Airport's Interim Boarding Area B can view a series of silent film shorts inspired by travel and the writings of Danish [...]

New Temporary Mural by Maria Park in Chinatown


On view for one year, Sky is an approximately 150 ft. wide and 4 feet tall mural print by Maria Park for the construction fence in front of the new Chinatown Central Subway Station on Stockton Street at Washington. The mural features images of sky and clouds that were inspired by [...]

Market Street Marquees Remembered in New Poster Series


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NOW ON VIEW: San Francisco-based artist Jeff Canham draws from his background as a vintage sign painter to recreate Market Street theater marquees from the distant and not so distant past. SAN FRANCISCO, August 15, 2016 – A resident of San Francisco's Outer Sunset neighborhood, Jeff Canham honed his skills as [...]

San Francisco Arts Commission Public Art Projects Recognized as Best in USA


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Photo by Bruce Damonte. Memorial to Fallen Police Officers and Glass Mural at SFO were Honored Today by Public Art Network Year in Review SAN FRANCISCO, June 17, 2016—Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, honors 38 outstanding public arts projects created in [...]

Storm Drain Murals Unveiled


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Local Artist Jenifer Wofford Creates Vibrant Storm Drain Murals to Raise Awareness of Stormwater Pollution San Francisco, June 8, 2016 – The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) unveiled a series of six colorful murals placed at storm drains in the Mission Bay neighborhood. Local [...]

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 [...]