Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11?25
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular offering: Visual art & performance
Pro Tip: SOMArts unique, post-industrial art venue can be a bit chilly in winter?dress warmly.
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Q&A with the Communications Director
What sets your business apart from your competition?
Founded in 1979, SOMArts embraces the entire spectrum of arts practice and cultural identity, and it is beloved in San Francisco as a truly multicultural, community-built space where cutting-edge events and counterculture commingle with traditional art forms. The post-industrial building references the history of the neighborhood. SOMArts' facility, a former machine manufacturing plant, is a 26,190 square foot space featuring a 99-seat expandable black box theater, darkroom, printmaking, ceramics and dance studios, several classrooms and two large galleries.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
The mission of SOMArts is to promote and nurture art on the community level, and to foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
"By far - one of the coolest art venues and spaces that I have been to in a while. SOMArts is a truly impressive and rockin' art and community facility in the city. Their exhibitions are curated with a slew of well though-out insight and passion (try to ask for a tour if you can), their outdoor garden is picturesque and cultivated beautifully, and their indoor space is massive and so adaptable (just check out the slew of different events and organizations that they work with)." ? Jessica T. on Yelp
What?s your favorite part about your job?
Working with exciting experimental and emerging San Francisco artists!