Get your art on: BARTable SF Art Galleries

Standing around “staring at a wall watching paint dry” gets a bad rap; it can be the most exhilarating thing for the heart and soul when done under the right conditions, with or without canvas. And while mammoth art meccas like SFMOMA and de Young Museum lure plenty of high-profile nods for being SF museum musts, there are so many other spaces bearing the evocative works of Bay Area creatives and international artists. Take some time to ponder cutting-edge approaches — displayed in both framed and freeform multimedia presentations — at these SF BARTable art galleries that continue to beautifully bolster local imaginations.  

Galeria de la Raza

You know you’ve come to the intimate and mighty community space where visual and performance art abounds when you find yourself standing in front of a changing striking mural that marks its entry.

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Galería de la Raza

24th St. Mission (SF)
Crown Point Press

Watch artists process intricate etchings in a space near gallery walls displaying finished prints in a light-filled lofty space.

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Crown Point Press

Montgomery St. (SF)
City Art Cooperative Gallery

City Art sits in the heart of the Mission on Valencia Street, where it supports the endeavors of 200 artists with group shows, fair commission rates, plus affordable prices for the public.

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City Art Cooperative Gallery

16th St. Mission (SF)
111 Minna Gallery

This stylish and dimly lit gallery dons a constantly changing parade of contemporary art with striking allure. 

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111 Minna Gallery

Montgomery St. (SF)
First Amendment Gallery

1AM is short for First Amendment, and the First Amendment Gallery on Howard Street promotes modern urban artists, local and international, with the intention to push boundaries and, as expected, celebrate freedom of speech. 

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First Amendment Gallery

Civic Center/UN Plaza (SF)

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