Community Arts Program

  • Artist Parbatie

    Artist Parbatie at work

  • Sidewalk art table [photo by Natasha Dangond]

San Francisco is a city rich in culture, art and creativity. While our other programs address immediate needs and long-term stabilization, we also believe access to the community’s unique cultural and artist landscape creates whole people and healthy communities. Creative self-expression and a vibrant community culture should not be exclusive to areas of means.

Artists and CAP Studio Assistant, Txutxo Perez provides silk screening instructions.

Artist and CAP Studio Assistant, Txutxo Perez provides silk screening instructions.

Hospitality House’s Community Arts Program (CAP) is the only free-of-charge fine arts studio and gallery space for artists and neighborhood residents whose socioeconomic struggles would otherwise prevent them from accessing the powerful artistic and cultural landscape of this community. Each year, more than 3,500 artists benefit from the free materials and space to create, house, exhibit and sell their artwork.

The CAP hosts regular exhibitions at its on-site gallery, located at 1009 Market Street at 6th Street, as well as at other locations around San Francisco.  Participating artists keep 100% of the proceeds from any work purchased at one of our exhibitions. Read the calendar below for workshop and exhibits scheduled.

The Community Arts Program is located at 1009 Market Street @ Sixth Street
415.553.4525 ext. 301
Twitter:  @Communityarts
Open Studio Hours:  M, W, F: 1pm – 6pm; T, TH 10am – 3pm

Please call 415.553.4525 for any questions.


The CAP Calendar

Hospitality House’s Community Arts Program is very thankful for the support through funding from our wonderful individual donors and generous grants from:

Black Rock Arts Foundation

San Francisco Arts Commission


And funding from corporate sponsors:




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    […] The book we chose Housekeys not Handcuffs: Homeless Organizing, Art, and Politics in San Francisco and Beyond by Paul Boden. Although I had not read it previously, I recommended it as I had heard some of the writers and artists speak at a community forum. I even knew some of the artists; much of the art in the book was created at the studio where I used to work, Hospitality House Community Arts Program. […]