Best Art Galleries San Francisco Has to Offer

August 14, 2016

There are so many great art galleries in San Francisco that regularly organize exhibitions, shows and different art events. San Francisco is one of the major centers of contemporary art in the United States, and it’s not surprising that this beautiful city hosts a number of recognized and notable art galleries. What is interesting and unique about San Francisco art galleries is the fact that the majority of them promote local artists – artists from the Bay Area (San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Napa and other cities). Of course, they also represent and promote national and international artists, but there aren’t many cities whose art galleries are so focused on promoting local emerging and established artists.

San Francisco art galleries largely contribute to the reputation of the city as one of the main art centers in the United States. Apart from a vast number of spaces, San Francisco is also home to many important art institutions, such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and many others. In addition, art galleries in San Francisco reflect the richness of Californian culture. There are many spaces that promote Latin American art, and those presenting Californian art and artists from this state. Finally, as one of the largest cities in the US, San Francisco art spaces regularly host exhibitions of major contemporary artists of our time.

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We recommend you the book titled “Art-Sites San Francisco: The Indispensable Guide to Contemporary Art-Architecture-Design” written by Sidra Stich. It explores the vivid arts scene of San Francisco, and in detail presents museums, galleries, alternative art spaces this beautiful city has to offer. art-SITES San Francisco is an abundant compendium of practical information and in-depth discussions about the best places to see innovative work by local and international talents. Illustrated with neighborhood maps, suggested walking tours, and helpful indexes, this handbook examines museums, galleries, exhibition spaces, film centers, cutting-edge architecture and interior renovations, public art and other art-relates places. The book also covers art scene of other cities in the Bay Area, such as Marin, Napa, Sonoma, the East Bay, the Peninsula, and San Jose.

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Scott Richards Contemporary Art

Located in the prestigious Art Galleries Building at 251 Post Street in San Francisco’s Union Square, Scott Richards Contemporary Art has a remarkable collection of European and American contemporary artists’ works. The gallery regularly participates in some of the most notable art fairs in the United States and it also presents nine artists solo exhibitions per year. The Gallery also offers expert advice and personalized consulting services.

Hashimoto Contemporary

Hashimoto Contemporary is one of the most vibrant art galleries in San Francisco. The Gallery regularly organizes exhibitions and the list of the artist it presents is huge. Hashimoto Contemporary represents artists coming from different backgrounds, using different styles and motifs. The Gallery participated at many important American art fairs. Click here to read the interview with the director of the Galllery, Mr. Ken Harman. Harman is also owner of another respectable San Francisco art gallery – Spoke Art Gallery. Spoke Art features new exhibitions every month, typically a solo by a single artist or a group show featuring up to one hundred artists.

Galeria de la Raza

Galeria de la Raza was founded in 1970, and it’s a non-profit community-based arts organization. It was founded by a group of Chicano creators and community activists in San Francisco's Mission District. Since its foundation, the gallery has been conducting programs serving Latino audiences and artists. Its mission is to promote Chicano art and Latin American art.

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Spoke Art Gallery

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