From sophisticated galleries in San Francisco's downtown art district that feature master works, to South Market galleries that double as bars and clubs to Mission art galleries specializing in art and activism, San Francisco is the city for art on the West Coast.
Downtown San Francisco Art Galleries
The Artists Alley
863 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94103; Tel. +1 415.522.2440
Located across from Bloomingdales, The Artists Alley space covers more than 4000 sq. feet making it one of the largest galleries of its kind in San Francisco. Representing works of over 50 accomplished San Francisco Bay Area artists a tour of the gallery is a truly unique fine art experience in the city showcasing some of the finest local artists of the Bay Area.
Dolby Chadwick Art Gallery
210 Post St., Suite 205, San Francisco CA 94108; Tel. +1 415.956.3455
An upscale art gallery one block from Union Square, Dolby Chadwick Gallery specializes an eclectic collection of contemporary art by both established and emerging artists, in addition to offering professional framing services, art consultation and installation.
49 Geary St., San Francisco CA 94108; Tel. + 1 415.981.2661
With a special emphasis on photography and its relationship to other artistic mediums, the Fraenkel Gallery has shown over 300 art exhibitions since opening in 1979.
565 Sutter St., San Francisco CA 94102; Tel. +1 415.439.4444
With still life, landscapes and abstract art across a variety of mediums including oil, sculpture and watercolor, the Galleria Carla offers an impressive array of contemporary art. The gallery also boasts clearance sales for bargain hunting art buyers.
Gallery One San Francisco
1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco CA 94111; Tel. +1 415.772.9008
With over 8,555 square feet of viewing space and dozens of unique artists, Gallery One brings exuberance to the Embarcadero Center. The gallery serves as a melting pot of creativity, mixing painting, sculpture and photography, as well as live music, special events and educational programs.
George Belcher Gallery
3145 Geary St., Ste 302, San Francisco CA 94118; Tel. + 1 415.668.1239
Specializing in Latin American and Southeast Asian paintings, San Francisco's Belcher Art Gallery offers original paintings by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in addition to some of Southeast Asia's top talents. Open by appointment only.
George Krevsky Gallery
77 Geary St., San Francisco CA 94108; Tel. +1 415.397.9748
With a discerning eye for world art of the twentieth century, this San Francisco art gallery focuses on modernist and social realist schools of art. Opened in 1978 near Union Square.
Gregory Lind Gallery
49 Geary St., San Francisco CA 94108; Tel. +1 415.296.9661
An art gallery for emerging artists from the United States and abroad, the Gregory Lind Gallery specializes in contemporary art from a wide spectrum of media. Lind Gallery is an excellent San Francisco gallery for art patrons looking to prospect new talent.
201 Post St., Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94108; Tel. +1 415.362.3377
The Hackett|Mill Gallery in San Francisco specializes in presenting rare works by American, European and Asian artists from the 1950s and 1960s. This Bay Area art gallery concentrates on works inspired by 20th century historical movements, including Post-War Abstract Expressionism and Bay Area Figurative Art.
49 Geary St., 5th Floor, San Francisco CA 94108; Tel. +1 415.397.8114
With tall ceilings and a sparse feel, the Haines Gallery has an international artistic taste across a wide variety of mediums, including highly conceptual installations. The Haines Gallery is involved with San Francisco's De Young Museum and local artist residency programs.
556 Sutter St., San Francisco CA 94108; Tel. +1 415.434.4264
HANG is a new type of San Francisco art gallery created to match emerging collectors with emerging artists blending fine art and accessibility all in the Union Square San Francisco art gallery district.
Heather Marx Gallery
77 Geary St., Second Floor, San Francisco CA 94108; Tel. +1 415.MARX.111
Opened in 2001, the Heather Marx Gallery brings works by contemporary artists in painting, sculpture, photography and installation. The gallery's diverse exhibitions involve with outside writers and curators.
251 Post St., Ste. 420, San Francisco CA 94108; Tel. +1 415.776.5918
Specializing in representational paintings by established artists, in addition to exploring new works by emerging Bay Area artists, Hespe Gallery also hosts monthly exhibitions.
Jenkins Johnson Gallery
464 Sutter St., San Francisco CA 94108; Tel. +1 415.677.0770
A sister art gallery to Jenkins Gallery New York, Jenkins Johnson Gallery focuses on painting and sculpture by established artists, offering artist and thematic exhibitions monthly.
John Berggruen Gallery
228 Grant Ave., San Francisco CA 94108; Tel. +1 415.781.4629
A large Union Square art gallery with three floors of exhibition space, the John Berggruen Gallery specializes in 20th century art by American and European artists in addition to younger, more contemporary artists.
John Pence Gallery
750 Post St., San Francisco CA 94109; Tel. +1 415.441.1138
The largest art gallery in San Francisco located three blocks from Union Square, the John Pence Gallery has a significant collection of major works from the 19th and 20th centuries, with a special emphasis on academic realism.
K Kimpton Contemporary Art
2620A Jackson St., San Francisco CA 94115; Tel. +1 415.563.5657
Formerly located in downtown San Francisco's art gallery district, K Kimpton Contemporary Art relocated to a historical carriage house property in Pacific Heights. The gallery still specializes in modern paintings from realist to abstract artists.
251 Post St., San Francisco CA 94108; Tel. +1 415.421.7171
With an impressive collection of works by modern masters including Picasso and Matisse, among many others, downtown San Francisco's Meyerovich Gallery specializes in paintings, works on paper and sculpture.
251 Post St., Suite 412, San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.392.3692
Newmark Gallery San Francisco features contemporary abstract and representational artwork by established artists from the San Francisco Bay Area and Europe.
Richard McDonald Fine Art
445A Sutter St., San Francisco CA 94108; Tel. +1 415.263.5490
One of several sculpture and illustration gallery dedicated to the bronze works by owner and artist Richard McDonald, the gallery houses a collection of McDonald's dynamic and momentous works.
839 Larkin St., San Francisco CA 94109; Tel. +1 415.931.8035
Recently opened in 2003, San Francisco's Shooting Gallery is an "off" downtown art gallery proudly specializing in "Low Brow" art. A small space whose openings are popular with a young, eclectic San Francisco crowd, the Shooting Gallery shows edgy painting, sculpture, installation and photography.
140 Maiden Ln., San Francisco CA 94108; Tel. +1 415.392.9999
An ancient art and antiquities dealer, Xanadu offers works of art from around the world. Located just off Union Square on the picturesque Maiden Lane, Xanadu features works, including jewelry, from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania.
South Market San Francisco Galleries
Andrea Schwartz Gallery
525 2nd St., San Francisco CA 94107; Tel. +1 415.495.2090
This gallery supports work that is challenging and at the forefront of contemporary practice. The range of work includes photography, paintings on canvas and panel, works on paper, installation and sculpture.
2050 Bryant St., San Francisco CA 94110; Tel. +1 415.648.7562
From puppetry to metal-working, this 10,000 square foot San Francisco art facility and exhibition space in San Francisco's SOMA is a community-driven and collaborative haven for emerging artists and established masters.
Fifty Crows Gallery
1074 Folsom St., San Francisco CA 94103; Tel. + 1 415.551.0091
A socially conscious San Francisco art gallery that specializes in documentary photography aimed to motivate people into political action. Fifty Crows Gallery hosts exhibitions and incites dialogue with guest speakers.
430 Clementina St., San Francisco CA 94103; Tel. +1 415.495.5454
Hosfelt Gallery is a small art gallery in one of San Francisco's hippest enclaves, South Market's 6th Street gulch, which happens to also be one of San Francisco's most unsavory neighborhoods. Hosfelt Gallery features works by emerging artists and established artists with works in New York's Museum of Modern Art.
1007 Market near 6th St., San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.255.5971
A second floor San Francisco art venue with an airy, industrial feel facing Market Street and featuring local and emerging San Francisco artists from all mediums.
111 Minna St at 2nd St San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.974.1719
Stodgy art galleries, beware. San Francisco's Minna Gallery is a modern hybrid, part fine art gallery with changing exhibitions of contemporary artists, party Happy Hour haven for downtown execs, part epicenter of local house music and hefty portion part full-service club. The industrial and spacious Minna Gallery is downtown San Francisco's hip enclave for all.
685 Market St., San Francisco CA 94105; Tel. +1 415.541.0461
A painting gallery on the border between the San Francisco's downtown art gallery district and South Market art galleries, Modernism, Inc. focuses on avant-garde paintings of the 1920s and 1930s, in addition to a selection of contemporary works.
On Six Gallery
San Francisco's On Six Gallery is one San Francisco's hippest art galleries. With two live music stages, two bars, tons of wall space and an intimate art viewing space for featured artists, On Six Gallery combines elements of many art forms in the edgy 6th Street Gulch South of Market.
Space 73 and the Clay Studio
743 Harrison St., San Francisco CA; Tel. +1 415.777.9080
What started as the ceramic department of the M.H de Young Museum Art School has become one of the best-equipped pottery studios in San Francisco. Located right next door is a spacious exhibition space showcasing modern art, Space 743.
270 14th St. (at Mission St.), San Francisco CA 94103; Tel. 415.505.4734
A San Francisco art gallery that promotes original and affordable art by emerging San Francisco Bay Area artists.
Studio Z Gallery
314 11th St., San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.252.7666
StudioZ is a large music venue, art gallery, and versatile event site across from Slim's (notorious San Francisco music venue) in the club zone of San Francisco's vibrant South of Market district.
77 Natoma St., San Francisco CA 94105; Tel. +1 415.222.6131
A short walk from 111 Minna Gallery in another quaint alleyway, Varnish is a loft wine bar specializing in fine contemporary art, ranging from sculpture to drawings, by emerging and established artists from the Bay Area and beyond.
Mission District Art Galleries
1800 Bryant St. San Francisco CA; Tel. 626.7776
The Mission District's source for emerging San Francisco artists of all mediums is a small, two-story space that features live DJs and hosts frequent openings, well-attended by hip San Francisco art fans.
Galeria de la Raza
2857 24th St., San Francisco CA 94110; Tel. +1 415.826.8009
A Chicano and Latino art and culture space that fuses art with activism, the Galeria de la Raza was founded in 1970 by Chicano Rights Activists and has grown into a San Francisco art institution.
Jack Hanley Gallery
395 Valencia St., San Francisco CA 94103; Tel. +1 415.552.1623
An eclectic Mission District gallery that has a decidedly left wing bent, the Jack Hanley Gallery features art works in all mediums by both local and international emerging artists.
446 Valencia St., San Francisco CA 94103; Tel. + 1 415.626.2787
Opened in 1965, San Francisco's prolific Intersection for the Arts is the city's oldest alternative art space. With space for dance, theatre, music and readings, Intersection Arts also houses a gallery that exhibits multi-disciplinary art works.
Mission Badlands/Balazo Gallery
2811 Mission St., San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.550.1108
A vortex of art, music and perfomance in the Mission and known for cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary art.
Precita Eyes Mural Center
2981 24th St., San Francisco CA 94100; Tel. +1 415.285.2287
San Francisco's predominant mural center with a multi-cultural approach, Precita Eyes Mural Center collaborates with institutions all over the Bay Area and offers art classes and workshops.