SFAI Campus Closed
As of July 1, 2022, SFAI closed its academic programs and campus.
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
"A really great artist and influential friend of mine, Ashley Boline, took my hand and walked me through the front doors of 800 Chestnut when I was a very young man. I think about all the weird kids and teachers, how we all came together in SF at 800 Chestnut. It’s one of the strongest art communities I have been involved with. SFAI is steeped in SF art history... the real deal. Its location and relaxed campus make it one of the last great art schools in America."
– Barry McGee, BFA Printmaking '91
SFAI is a place of hidden histories, tucked into corners and carved into the walls
The past and present of making, living, and breathing art are one here—a mix of concrete, epic views, labyrinthine hallways, people, and art.
The historic landmark building, designed by the architects of Coit Tower and San Francisco's City Hall, includes: