Arc Gallery & Studios - 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Arc Gallery Hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays 1-6PM and Saturdays 12-3PM - during exhibitions
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Arc Gallery & Studios features a 1,000 sq. ft. art gallery, two smaller galleries, an art education center, and ten newly renovated artist studios, along with the Kearny Street Workshop office, the San Francisco Artist Network office, and VEGA Blue Bottle Coffee Shop. Arc is located at 1246 Folsom Street, between 8th & 9th streets in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood. (3 blocks from the Civic Center BART station on Market Street)
Kearny Street Workshop
San Francisco Artist Network
VEGA Blue Bottle Coffee
Arc supports the making of quality art in all media, provides a nurturing environment for artists to create their work, builds a community of artists to encourage exploration of art, provides resources for the professional development of visual artists, and promotes appreciation of the visual arts in the city of San Francisco.
- "Art galleries come in all shapes and sizes and this one is right there in the middle as far as size is concerned, but is huge in its scope and vision. The dynamic local art expressed is truly an exceptional cross section of the SF art scene. Also the vibe at the gallery events . . . expressed a chic yet subdued feel." - Doug A. on "Yelp"
Since Arc Gallery started in 2010, eight artists blind-juried into Arc exhibitions have been selected for solo or group exhibitions and/or picked up for representation in other San Francisco Bay Area galleries. Thirty-two artists in Arc juried exhibitions have been subsequently invited to participate in curated exhibitions at Arc Gallery. We intend to grow these exhibition opportunities and foster our support of the arts in our community and beyond.
The South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco
San Francisco’s SOMA offers a vibrant & diverse art experience:
Artists that mainly inhabit and work in the San Francisco’s artistic Mission district are breaking out of their comfort zone and moving into the diverse South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood. With art institutions such as SFMOMA, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Jewish Contemporary Museum, Museum of Craft & Folk Art, and the Cartoon Art Museum establishing a stronghold of art in SOMA, more artists and art galleries are venturing into this unique San Francisco neighborhood to live, work, and exhibit their art.
The South of Market district may be the most diverse neighborhood in a culturally diverse city. You can find practically anything you want in SOMA. South of Market is a huge district, sprawling from the Embarcadero to Eleventh Street, between Market and Townsend. Once known as “South of the Slot,” in reference to the cable car line down the center of Market Street, this “wrong side of the tracks” San Francisco neighborhood is a still evolving, often contradictory collection of urban spaces and experiences. The neighborhood is a patchwork of warehouses, swanky nightspots, art spaces, residential hotels, loft condominiums, furniture showrooms and the tenacious Internet companies that survived the tech market collapse.
Arc Gallery & Studios inhabits the former location of New Langton Arts Foundation which closed it’s doors in 2009, and the partners of Arc - Mike Yochum, Priscilla Otani, Stephen C. Wagner, and Matthew Frederick - are pleased to carry on the tradition of the space as an arts venue contributing to the vitality of the SOMA neighborhood.