San Francisco’s west coast vibe is apparent from Golden Gate Park to the Castro District. From before Haight-Ashbury was cool in the late 60’s, San Francisco has had a vibrant art gallery world–with an emphasis on contemporary art. PotatoMike shows you around.

Alter Space
1158 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA / +1.415.735.1158 /
Thursday - Saturday 1PM - 6PM

Fraenkel Gallery has presented more than 300 exhibitions exploring photography and its relation to other arts. The exhibitions have spanned the medium’s history, from its early masters to the present day. The gallery’s first exhibitions investigated the work of Carleton Watkins, Lee Friedlander, and NASA’s lunar photographs, and these set the tone and pattern for what followed. The gallery is a primary representative for the work of Diane Arbus, Robert Adams, Lee Friedlander, Adam Fuss, Katy Grannan, Richard Learoyd, Richard Misrach, Nicholas Nixon, and Hiroshi Sugimoto, and represents the estates of Garry Winogrand and Ralph Eugene Meatyard. In 2016 gallery owners Frish Brandt and Jeffrey Fraenkel opened a second space, FraenkelLAB, a venue for adventurous artwork in any medium.


Altman Siegel
49 Geary St, Suite 416, San Francisco, CA / +1.415.576.9300 /
Tuesday - Friday, 10AM - 6PM, & Saturday, 11AM - 5PM

Altman Siegel, a prestigious gallery for conceptual art and large-scale painting, will announce Monday  that  it has joined the  great  San Francisco dealer exodus  from downtown to Dogpatch. Owner  Claudia  Altman-Siegel is trading the  cachet of  the fourth floor at  49 Geary St. for a tin-sided  warehouse  in the Minnesota Street Project, a three-building cluster that is transforming the  visual arts landscape. Altman-Siegel will close her 1,900-square-foot gallery  north of  Market in late August.  In September, after a major build-out, she will open in 5,000 square  feet  south of  AT & T  Park.


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      Andrea Schwartz Gallery
      545 4th Street, San Francisco, CA / +1.415.495.2090 /
      Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM

      Founded in San Francisco in 1982, Andrea Schwartz Gallery focuses on contemporary painting of mid-career artists. For over twenty-five years, Andrea Schwartz Gallery has supported work that is challenging and at the forefront of contemporary practice, representing a select group of artists from the Bay Area and throughout the country. In 2012, Andrea Schwartz Gallery moved to its current location in South of Market district, blocks away from the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, AT&T Park, and the Moscone Center.


      Anthony Meier Fine Arts
      1969 California St, San Francisco, CA / +1.415.351.1400 /
      Tuesday - Friday, 10 PM - 5 PM

      Anthony Meier Fine Arts was established in 1984 as a private dealer in the secondary market. During the summer of 2004, Anthony Meier Fine Arts moved from a quiet residential location to the busy thoroughfare of California Street. Anthony Meier Fine Arts is active both locally and globally, with membership in the Art Dealers Association of America and the San Francisco Art Dealers Association. Past and present participation in the major art fairs of the world has helped to merge our primary and secondary programs and present the gallery as a cohesive progression for our clients' continued collecting habits


      Brian Gross Fine Art
      248 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA / +1.415.788.1050 /
      Tuesday - Saturday, 11 AM - 6 PM

      Brian Gross Fine Art was established in 1990 in the Union Square area of the city. In 1995, the gallery moved to 49 Geary, where it remained for 18 years before moving to 248 Utah Street in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. The gallery maintains an active exhibition program, mounting 6–8 exhibitions per year.


      716 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA / +1.415.706.1786 /
      Saturday, 12 PM - 5 PM

      CAPITAL is a contemporary art gallery located in the Mission district of San Francisco.CAPITAL, San Francisco’s newest gallery, is barely larger than 100 square feet. Despite the economy’s efforts to push the arts and artists out of the city, some people seem more determined than ever to carve out project spaces. 


      Corden | Potts
      49 Geary Street, Suite 410, San Francisco, CA / +1.415.781.0110 /
      Tuesday - Saturday, 11 PM - 5:30 PM

      Corden|Potts Gallery is located at 49 Geary Street, Suite 405, San Francisco, CA. The gallery is dedicated to exhibiting the work of outstanding contemporary photographers.  We–Elizabeth Corden and Jan Potts, co-owners of Corden|Potts Gallery–are both active photographers who have exhibited our work in solo and group shows around the country.   We came to realize long ago that there are all too few galleries dedicated to showing the work of top-notch contemporary photographers and, of those galleries that existed back when we were starting out, a huge percentage have disappeared.  


      CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions
      3191 Mission St, San Francisco, CA / +1.415.800.6604 /
      Wednesday - Saturday, 12 AM - 6 PM

      Holberton’s work explores the way technology reshapes the relationship between humans and our physical world. As the title Still Life suggests, this exhibition utilizes material and process to transgress the boundary between stillness and life.  The cool façade provides a smokescreen for strange pairings and the subversive use of manufacturing as medium. Utilizing materials that run the gamut from gold dust and mosquitoes, to psychic readings and mannequins salvaged from the American Apparel bankruptcy liquidation, these objects are not simply things in themselves. Rather, they carry a coded memory of their personal, material, and cultural relations. The works weave together to form a surreal narrative documenting the artist’s attempts to make sense of our humanity within massive systems that can only be accessed through a technological lens.


      Et al
      620 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA / +1.415.269.4873 /
      Friday & Saturday, 1 PM - 5 PM

      Et al. is a gallery located in the basement of Union Cleaners in San Francisco's Chinatown. It is run by Facundo Argañaraz, Aaron Harbour, and Jackie Im. 


      Ever Gold [Projects] 
      449 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA / +1.415.796.3676 /
      Friday & Saturday, 11 AM - 9:30 PM

      Ever Gold Gallery was founded in January 2009 under the direction of Andrew McClintock in the colorful Tenderloin district of San Francisco as an artist run gallery and project space which transitioned into a commercial gallery space in January 2011.  In January 2016 the gallery was renamed Ever Gold [Projects] with an intended shift away from the commercial gallery model and to allow for longer and more thoughtful exhibitions and projects with a range of emerging and established artists with the intention to again create an alternative space for the arts


      Fouladi Projects
      1803 Market Street, San Francisco, CA / +1.415.621.2535 /
      Tuesday – Saturday, 12 PM - 6 PM

      Fouladi projects offers relevant and inspiring contemporary fine art complimented by carefully curated functional works in an inviting gallery setting. We unite our program with art enthusiasts, whether they are a seasoned collector or a first time buyer. The work continues to span a wide range of mediums including painting, drawing, conceptual sculpture and installation. Through programmed exhibitions, studio visits, artist dinners and performances, we encourage our community to engage in an ongoing integration of art and life. 



      Gagosian | San Francisco
      657 howard Street, San Francisco, CA  /
      Opening May 18th 2016

      Gagosian Gallery is a contemporary art gallery owned and directed by Larry Gagosian. There are sixteen gallery spaces: five in New York; three in London; two in Paris; one in each of Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Rome, Athens, Geneva and Hong Kong.


      Gallery 16  
      501 3rd Ave, San Francisco, CA / +1.415.626.7495 /
      Tuesday - Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM, &  Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM

      Gallery 16 was founded in 1993 by artist Griff Williams with the primary focus of representing and advocating for the work of living contemporary artists. In addition to the regular exhibition schedule, the gallery sponsors artists talks, and hosts performances and music throughout the year. It’s our belief that the brick and mortar gallery model, to be culturally relevant, needs to embody new strategies for facilitating and presenting artist’s projects. The space, as Williams describes it, “allows for the artist to fail. We don’t create exhibitions around curatorial agendas, but extend an invitation to artists we trust and hope they use the opportunity to challenge themselves without restrictions.”


      George Lawson Gallery  
      315 Potrero Ave, San Francisco, CA / +1.415.703.4400 /
      Wednesday - Saturday, 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM

      George Lawson Gallery represents a stable of artists who paint or work in disciplines with conceptual ties to painting. In addition the gallery mounts group exhibitions, special projects and guest solos that showcase trends in contemporary painting. Lawson exhibits an international roster of artists, and produces limited edition books for many of their exhibitions. The gallery opened in San Francisco in 2008 at 49 Geary. From 2011 to 2013 they maintained an exhibition space at 8564 Washington Boulevard in Los Angeles along with a satellite space at 780 Sutter in San Francisco before consolidating the current location at 315 Potrero in San Francisco's new DoReMi arts district.


      Hackett | Mill  
      201 Post St, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA / +1.415.362.3377 /
      Tuesday –  Friday, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM

      The gallery focuses on historical movements that took place in the mid- twentieth century including American Modern, Post-War Abstract Expressionism and California/Bay Area Figurative Art.


      White Walls
      886 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA/ 1 415-931-1500/

      Justin Giarla has worked for a decade to maintain White Walls as the premiere destination of urban and contemporary art in the Bay Area. Combined with sister space, the Shooting Gallery and two project spaces, our state of the art 5,000 square foot space is one of the largest galleries on the west coast. The aesthetic and conceptual quality of work shown at White Walls has earned us a vital role in the contemporary art market- one we embrace wholeheartedly. We are proud to continue showcasing the most progressive artists working today. In February of 2013 we moved to the historic 886 Geary building and we're now happy to offer the space as an events venue to the community.