Best Places in SF for Art Lovers

Calling all art lovers! San Francisco is known for its eclectic charm and is definitely not lacking in art. Whether it be found in a gallery or right along the streets, SF will hold a special place in your artistic heart. Here is a short, but important, list of places that you’ll be glad you visited.

De Young Museum

Two art sculptures from De Young Museum
Two art sculptures from De Young Museum

The De Young Museum is a popular fine art museum that is located in Golden Gate Park. The art displayed in the De Young Museum reflects a conversation among cultures, perspectives, and time periods.

For more information on the De Young Museum, visit

Balmy Alley

Street art in San Francisco
Street art in San Francisco

This block long alley located in the Mission District of San Francisco is home a an ever-changing collection of murals done by several different artists. If you’re wanting to stay away from museum and/or galleries, but still get your art fix, Balmy Alley is the place to go.

Yerba Buena Gardens

Art at Yerba Buena Gardens
Art at Yerba Buena Gardens

Yerba Buena Gardens is a public park and cultural space where you can relax and unwind in the lush, green lawns or take delight in art pieces done by artists from all around the world. This is also home to a humanoid sculpture that comes to life when you engage with it!

For more information on Yerba Buena Gardens, visit

Union Square

Heart Sculpture in Union Square SF
Heart Sculpture in Union Square SF

Union Square is the hub for shopping, dining, and even art! A famous sculpture that is featured in many visitors’ photos is the giant heart that is pictured above. Aside from this, however, you can find street art galleries and shops, as well as many art-centered events that go on throughout the year.

One could say that San Francisco is one, giant art gallery in itself. Everywhere you turn, there are works of art. That being said, it won’t be hard to get your art fix here. However, we hope this list helps you start your journey to seeing some of the best that San Francisco has to offer.

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