For the first time in ArtSpan’s 43 year history working with artists, creatives, and community partners throughout San Francisco, we are creating an art center to call our home. An incubator for creative initiative, the ArtSpan Onondaga Art Center will feature artist studios, a community meeting space, a collaborative gallery, a resource center, and more.

Having this space will allow ArtSpan to take root and evolve the organization into something bigger, more innovative, and substantially more impactful. We are poised to cultivate deeper, meaningful, in-person connections between artists and the public as we take the San Francisco art scene to the next level.

This is a big project, but together we can do it. Supporters at all levels are essential to our success. We are energized by the enthusiastic response to our fundraising, from our record breaking auction to our growing list of Art Center Founders. You can be part of our efforts. Your financial support demonstrates your faith in the value of our programs and the way our work enriches your life. Together we can build a stronger, more resilient future.

ArtSpan was selected, through a competitive process, to be granted the lease of a city-owned building on Onondaga Avenue, in the heart of the historic Excelsior District. A true hub for creativity, the ArtSpan Onondaga Art Center will make a measurable impact within the neighborhood by fostering a vibrant and engaging art scene that involves local residents and attracts artists and art lovers from all over the city and beyond.


The historic building is beautiful, but it has stood empty for years and needs restoration and renovation before we can move in. We can’t wait to see what some work and love can do to bring this building back to life.

We are looking for visionary patrons to help us reach our goal of one million dollars to establish the center. Will you be one of them?  You might become part of the building itself! We are creating a permanent art installation in the building to recognize our early major supporters, and offering naming rights to our artist studios and exhibition spaces.

Visit the Art Center page on our website to find out about becoming a founder.