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July 11th, 2018

The Most Innovative Galleries in SF

Art galleries feed off the innovative energy of San Francisco, created by local and international artists. Galleries are exciting spaces because of their innate ability to be transformed. Unlike museum collections and spaces, art exhibits come and go, presenting new ideas and forms to communities. 

We celebrate this distinction at Stanford Court Hotel, from digital, rotating artworks to a restored, 3-ton sculpture created by modernist sculptor Beniamino (Benny) Bufano nearly 80 years ago. 

See more in the dynamic city of San Francisco during your stay. Here’s a list of innovative art galleries to check out during your visit.


Digital art gallery at Stanford Court Hotel


You don’t have to travel far from your hotel room to see vibrant, contemporary artwork in Stanford Court Hotel. Our installation of a rotating art exhibit curated by SF-based Daylighted is located right in our lobby. The curated monthly series features high-res displays of contemporary, emerging or mid-career artists on digital canvases. Something catch your attention? Art pieces are available for purchase from an iPad located in the lobby.

905 California St., Nob Hill

Spoke Art Gallery

The Spoke Art Gallery is located in lower Nob Hill, just steps away from Stanford Court. Spoke focuses on accessible programming and features contemporary art by international artists. Exhibits rotate monthly, bringing in fresh works from different mediums. Upcoming artists to check out during the 2018 calendar year include the ethereal works of Amy Sol and the symmetrical, yet anomalous works of Laura Berger.

816 Sutter St., Nob Hill

Hashimoto Contemporary

Another Nob Hill art gallery, Hashimoto Contemporary is one we hold near and dear for its commitment to local, Bay Area artists. The gallery manages to find the most diverse, colorful and vibrant artists of the area and provides them with an blank exhibition space to fill with personality. You don’t have to travel far to enjoy extraordinary works. Past exhibitions include the plentiful plant interiors of Anna Valdez; cool, damp colors of Heather Day; and the charismatic works of Jeffrey Cheung - you can’t help but smile when you see his works.

804 Sutter St., Nob Hill 

Catharine Clark Gallery

The up-and-coming DoReMi art district is new, but the Catharine Clark Gallery was established in San Francisco over 25 years ago. It was the first gallery in the city to have a dedicated media room, which originally included experimental exhibits with video. This has transcended dramatically since its inception- the gallery was always regarded as one to take risks. This legacy continues today, with fresh, inventive takes on all mediums.

248 Utah St., Potrero Hill



Are you a resident of California? Enjoy a 12 percent discount during your stay at Stanford Court Hotel in Nob Hill. Details here.


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