Insurrection, Connection and Community through the Arts

SOMArts Cultural Center (South of Market Arts, Resources, Technology, and Services) maintains one of four cultural facilities owned by the City of San Francisco and operated by nonprofit arts organizations. SOMArts serves approximately 450,000 people with its year-round schedule of exhibitions, community arts classes, theatrical performances, and technical services’ support of festivals and parades throughout the city.

SOMArts also provides affordable event rental and meeting space for local nonprofit organizations to present showcases, fundraisers and exhibitions.

About Main Gallery Exhibitions and Programs
SOMArts is a critical resource for contemporary arts production in San Francisco. The organization produces three of its own curated exhibitions annually, along with numerous collaborative programs, and provides space for four guest-curated exhibitions annually through the Commons Curatorial Residency Program, which includes a stipend for selected curators and/or artist groups in addition to outreach and production support. The vaulted, 2-story gallery is 3,100 sq feet, a majestic space and the largest open gallery space in the city.

Through its Affordable Space Program, SOMArts annually hosts group exhibitions for ArtSpan Open Studios (October), the National Queer Arts Festival (June) and the United States of Asian America Festival (May).

The SOMArts Main Gallery exhibits the work of over 1,000 Bay Area artists each year, providing them with dynamic opportunities to take risks, find new collaborators, reach a wider audience, and achieve their vision.

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