SOMArts Cultural Center is a hidden gem of an event space–– ideal for events as small as 35 or upwards of 650 people. See how SOMArts’ dynamic venue can be the perfect canvas for your next creative event. Take the first step! Click here to fill out a rental request form to receive a quote by email from our Event Rentals Coordinator, Devon Nandagiri. 


ArtSpan’s Benefactor Gala 2015, photo by Celeste Lindahl. For more event photos check out our Pinterest page

Space & event support at below-market rates
In keeping with SOMArts’ desire to share its unique space and resources with a broad community of local non-profits, artists and other cultural producers, SOMArts provides below-market support for more than 100 events each year. Rental priority is given to activities that are suitable to SOMArts’ mission and role as caretaker of a city-owned cultural facility. See below to find out more information on our event rentals. 

Unique, Flexible & Versatile
SOMArts is an epicenter of year-round activity produced by SOMArts and our partners, where visitors can enjoy art exhibitions, classes, performances and events that are affordable and inclusive.

Endless event possibilities:
Art auctions
Exhibitions & showcases
Fashion shows
Community meetings
Conferences & workshops
Culinary events
Film screenings
Social & cultural events
Theatrical productions & rehearsals

SOMArts’ over 26,190 sq ft facility includes a dance studio, two classrooms, a theater, two galleries, a community garden. The event space can extend outdoors–– our patio is perfect for a food truck or beer garden. SOMArts can be used as a whole or divided into partitions and is both equipped and permitted to host groups as small as 35 or as large as 1,000! Visitors delight in the atmosphere of the converted industrial building, originally constructed in 1906. High-ceilings, exposed beams, professional gallery lighting and the patina of the cement floors combine with the warmth of permanent murals, rotating lobby art exhibitions and a lush community garden to make SOMArts one of San Francisco’s most memorable event locations.

Feed the Crowd. At SOMArts you can run your own bar, concessions and box office, and profit accordingly!

We Have You Covered. Whether its AV support, custom lighting, or set-up assistance, our experienced staff is here to help. SOMArts can provide projection screens, pop up tents, tables and chairs, wheelchair-accessible lifts, staging, pipe and drape, movable walls, catwalks, bleacher seating and pa systems. With in house lighting and A/V resources, SOMArts can be a one stop shop for many of your rental needs.  

Be a Part of the SOMArts Family. Over the last year, non-profit organizations have utilized SOMArts’ space & support to produce events such as the Youth Art Exchange’s Youth Art Summit, Performing Arts Workshop’s 50th Anniversary Gala, Synergy School’s Totally Awesome 80′s Auction, Coalition on Homelessness’ Annual Fundraising Art Auction, Inernational Rescue Committee’s Food Stories: From Burma to the Bay, Kearny Street Workshop’s Celebrate Your Body Fashion Show, and MEDIATE Art Group’s Soundwave Art & Music Biennial.

Ready to book? Click here to fill out our Rental Request Form. For further questions, please contact our Event Rentals Coordinator, Devon Nandagiri at

14787455438_6e5b086ef4_k   Headlands Art Auction 2014, Photo by VCrown