A fundraiser connecting our community to the arts

ArtSpan invites you to our annual celebration and fundraiser welcoming our benefactors, donors, and new supporters who are committed to preserving San Francisco’s creative culture. As a nod to the modern industrial past and bridge to our creative innovative future, this year's Gala is Art Deco themed. We encourage guests to adorn themselves in creative cocktail attire from this era.

Look forward to:
· Specialty cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
· Live jazz by Gaucho
· Roving performances by the Deco Belles, a contortionist, and stilt walker
· Customized live work by Silvi Alcivar of The Poetry Store
· Multi-course seated dinner with our artists
· Post-dinner DJ Sean Conroy
· Private viewing of the Selections 2017 Juried Exhibition in the handsome environment of Heron Arts gallery



Our gold-level donors enable impactful programming for hundreds of working artists in San Francisco. With this level of funding, we are able to extend programming such as artist residencies, SF Open Studios, and community arts programs.

$10,000 sponsorship includes:

· Premium seating - 10 seats at your own table
· Dinner discussion with art world luminaries and artists
· Recognition on promotional material and website
· A special gift


Our silver-level donors fund the growth of our organization through enabling community outreach, special events, and city-wide programming.

$1,500 sponsorship includes:

· Gala ticket
· Dinner discussion with a local artist
· Recognition on promotional website
· Preferred seating
· A special gift


Our bronze-level donors help keep our doors open. We work with a small, but mighty staff to raise grants, manage our community, and support programming throughout the year.

$300 sponsorship includes:

· Gala ticket
· Dinner discussion with a local artist
· A special gift

By definition, the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement are regarded collectively as culture. The culture of San Francisco is rich with working artists, innovation, diversity, and triumph in the face of adversity. As we move forward into a new chapter of American history, we must build bridges that connect the cultural fabric of the past with our collective growth in the near future. ArtSpan is committed to forging a stronger, richer creative culture in the Bay Area by championing programs that connect all members of our community through dynamic, participatory art experiences.

Selections Artists
Carlo Abruzzese
Randy Beckelheimer
Bernard John Bolter IV
Rodney Ewing
Lea Feinstein
Vince Koloski
Katja Leibenath
Catherine Mackey
Ransom & Mitchell
Sawyer Rose
Brian Singer
Paula Valenzuela

Selections Jurors
Julie Phelps, Artistic Director at CounterPulse
Jessica Shaefer, Project Director at Site Unseen
Meg Shiffler, Director, SFAC Galleries
Elizabeth "Bettie June" Scarborough, Independent Curator and Executive Director of She's Got Wings
Noah Antieau, Co-Director at Heron Arts
Maria Jenson, Executive Director at SOMArts Cultural Center

Selections 2017 Catalog
To view the Flickr album, click here 


Sonyu Yu & Zack Lara
Curt Wilhelm & Michael Glover

Valerie LeClair & Robo Gerson
Chris Wheeler & John McNulty
Sejal & Eric Hall
John & Tessa Melvin
Neal Strickberger
Mark Slee
Anne Schukat
Vicki Shipkowitz
Cynthia Farner
Michael Yochum & Priscilla Otani
Stephen Gilbert
Thomas Buckmaster & Jane Steel
Gina Falsetto & Warren Brown