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SOMArts is a vibrant, art-full place to visit whether you are seeing a performance, viewing an exhibition, taking a class, connecting with your neighbors or engaging with one of the Bay Area’s many cultural communities.

SOMArts is located at 934 Brannan St. (between 8th and 9th), San Francisco, CA 94103


SOMArts has two entrances: The Main Entrance (access to Bay Gallery, Main Gallery, Sixth Street Photography Workshop, SOMArts administrative offices, theater, darkroom, print studio and downstairs classroom) and the Brannan Street Entrance (access to ArtSpan and Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center offices, upstairs classroom, and dance studio).

The Main Entrance (yellow double doors pictured) is located down the long driveway on the right side of the building, and doors are kept open during public hours. The Brannan Street Entrance faces Brannan Street and features a doorbell for entry by appointment.


Public Transportation
SOMArts is within two blocks of Muni lines 12, 19, 27, and 47 and 0.7 miles from the Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station. Detailed public transit and bicycle directions are available on Google Maps.


From the North
Follow 101 South across the Golden Gate Bridge. Turn right onto Scott Street. In a half mile, turn left onto Bush Street. In another half mile, turn right onto Gough Street. After one mile, turn left onto Fell Street and continue on 10th Street. Use the left lane to turn left onto Division Street. Turn left on to Brannan Street and SOMArts will be on the left.

From the South
Take 101 North to San Francisco. Continue to Bryant Street. Take Exit 433C for 9th Street toward the Civic Center. Continue on Bryant Street and use the right lane to turn slightly right onto Bryant Street. Take a sharp right onto 8th Street and then turn right onto Brannan Street. SOMArts will be on the right.

From the East
Take I-80 West to San Francisco and continue across the Bay Bridge. Take Exit 1C toward Ninth Street/Civic Center and keep left at the fork. Follow signs for 8th Street and merge onto 8th Street. Turn right onto Brannan Street and SOMArts will be on the right.

Street parking is available (and usually plentiful after 6pm). Flat rate, uncovered lot parking is accessible at 935 Brannan at 8th St. For more information about nearby parking options, click here.

A bike rack is available near the Main Entrance (down the driveway). Plan your bike route.

SOMArts is wheelchair accessible, and in proximity to several nearby public transportation stops. SOMArts does not have automatic doors at its Main Entrance. Two accessible parking spots are available on-site during most events, except when signs are posted and the back area lot is being used for artistic programming. For more detailed information regarding accessibility at SOMArts, click here or contact Sarah Pritchard with any related requests, questions or concerns.