Public Works

Venue  |  Exhibitions
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Public Works
161 Erie Street
San Francisco, California 94103
Venue Type: Alternative Space
Open hours
Open 7 days by appointment, or and during Public Works evening events.

Public Works Gallery is a multifaceted event and community space in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. Public Work consists of a performance and event space, art gallery, bar, artist work shop and community room. During the day artists conceive and produce work that will come to light as the sun goes down and the electronic and indie music scenes bubble up to fill this new home for the SF underground. From DJ oriented club parties and live bands to independent film screenings, performance art and random creative outbursts, Public Works is a hangout, a happening, an adventure.


The art gallery provides a space where the work of local SF based artists can mingle with both the up-and-coming art star and the budding savant, encouraged to show by one of the city’s creatively oriented non-profits. With studio space at a premium in San Francisco, four artist residents will be afforded, at no cost, a daytime work shop that come evening transforms into a community room. These studio spaces will be available free of charge to neighborhood groups and other benevolent organizations.


Public Works encourages the growth of art and creativity in the Mission and San Francisco as a whole and is intent on providing a forum and a physical space for both. As part of their commitment to the Neighborhood, Public Works will donate a portion of proceeds to various local non-profits in addition to assisting these organizations with promotions and events. Root Division (, a not-for-profit which brings art classes to kids in schools unable to afford such programs, is one current beneficiary. To learn more about Public Works and exhibiting artists, please visit,, follow us at, or 'Like' us at


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