Arts & Culture
In a changing landscape where both individual artists and art organizations are increasingly being driven out of San Francisco by rising rental costs, the Center occupies a powerful position to hold space for community-centered programming. Focusing on youth, elders, people of color, women, people with disabilities, newcomers to San Francisco, and people with HIV, the Center showcases a diversity of experience through:
- Visual art
- Literary readings and spoken word
- Performing arts
- Cultural events
- Film screenings
Art Spaces: Celebrating Our Past, Present & Future
The Center offers a stimulating environment where LGBT artists can display or perform their work, share cultural traditions with the community, and tell their uniquely diverse stories.
Our exhibition space is a purpose-built ground floor gallery adjacent to our lobby dedicated to showing the work of established and emerging artists. In addition to walk-through traffic, we also host gallery events to increase community engagement with the arts.
Contact RosemaryG@sfcenter.org to learn more about exhibiting your work at the Center.
The Rainbow Room
A 2,300 square foot multipurpose room that has held theater performances, storytelling and spoken word events, comedy shows, and film screenings.
Queer Vibes is a brand new Center arts & culture program that serves as a platform to showcase budding local LGBTQ+ singers, bands, and spoken word artists. The program showcases a new local LGBTQ+ artist monthly through a virtual performance spotlighting their musical artistry.
With each performance, audiences will discover new talent coming right out of the heart and soul of our community!
A History of Community Engagement
1500+ Audience reached each year through art gallery visitors and cultural event attendees
200+ Visual artists displayed since 2002
160+ Public performances since 2002
“As a recent arrival to San Francisco and looking for a support system, I welcomed the Center with great excitement. During those first years, I enjoyed countless cultural events, programs, and even a speed dating event!”