Public Artin San Francisco
From your first steps off the plane at SFO to our biggest and brightest bridge, you'll discover that San Francisco has public art everywhere.
Mosaic stairs that scale our steep hills, sky-high illuminated installations along large buildings, and murals that tell forgotten or overlooked histories—these are just some examples of the art that surrounds you in San Francisco. The entire city is a gallery for acclaimed artists, including Andy Goldsworthy, Joseph Kosyth, Jenny Holzer, and Leo Villareal, to name just a few.
San Francisco works hard to ensure that all city residents, workers and visitors have access to world-class art in everyday and spectacular settings. Find your new favorite piece of art in the City by the Bay!
Featured Public Art:
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