SFAI | Fort Mason Campus


SAVE THE DATE: SFAI | Fort Mason Grand Opening Weekend | Nov 10–11, 2017

SFAI | Fort Mason Campus is the new 67,000 square foot home to over 160 art studios for students, faculty, and visiting artists; 3,300 square feet of new public exhibition space—open to the public and free of charge.

This new campus is located in a vibrant community of 24 resident organizations–including galleries, bookshops, restaurant, cafes, and art supply store–and within blocks of the SFAI | Chestnut Street Campus.


To open the new Fort Mason Campus, SFAI is commissioning new works—starting with a mural by Alicia McCarthy (BFA 1994). 


  • 160+ artist studios
  • 4,300 square feet of exhibition galleries, including a student-run gallery,  a main gallery space at the building’s entrance, and a media/performance space. All will be open to the public free of charge.
  • Performance/video/installation spaces
  • Digital media suite and woodshop facility
  • Student lounge and meeting areas
  • Seminar room with direct views of the Golden Gate Bridge


The new campus is next to SFMOMA Artists Gallery; art supply store FLAX Art & Design; Embark Gallery, which offers exhibition opportunities to fine arts graduate students from Bay Area colleges; City College’s Fort Mason Art Campus; and the internationally acclaimed Greens Restaurant.

See the full list of FMCAC current residents here.


Image credits: 1) Photo credit: Robert Campbell and Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. 2) GIF: Photo by Stephanie Smith; Photo by Marco David; Photo by Marco David; Interior view of San Francisco Art Institute Fort Mason Campus, designed by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects. Photo by Bruce Damonte. 3) Image courtesy of Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. 4) Photo by Marco David.