• Mayor’s Art Awards

  • Coit Tower Civic Arts Mural Restoration

  • Arts Education

  • Arts Education

  • Civic Art Restoration - Keith Haring Sculpture Moscone Center

  • Mayor’s Art Awards

  • Coit Tower Civic Arts Mural Restoration

  • WritersCorps

  • Mayor’s Art Awards

ArtCare supports and promotes the San Francisco Arts Commission public and civic art programs in conjunction with the Mayor, the Director of Cultural Affairs, and the Arts Commissioners. ArtCare is fiscally sponsored by Community Initiatives.

ArtCare Awards & Benefit 2016

ArtCare’s Inaugural Benefit announced for March 29, 2016

On February 1, 2016, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced Armistead Maupin, local icon and acclaimed author of the Tales of the City series, has been named to receive the 2016 Mayor’s Art Award (view full press release).

Mr. Maupin will be honored with the award on March 29, 2016 at a fundraising reception hosted by ArtCare: Friends of the San Francisco Arts Commission. The event, ArtCare’s Inaugural Benefit, will also honor Steven H. Oliver with the ArtCare Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The award ceremony, celebration and reception will be hosted at the Green Room of the newly renovated War Memorial Veterans Building.

For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, visit the event page here.

Coit Tower Mural Restoration Project

Recent Accomplishments

In 2014, ArtCare was awarded $100,000 from Bank of America to support the restoration of Coit Tower’s 27 historic murals as well as arts education programs that bring the artists and their murals to life.

ArtCare has also funded the restoration of the seminal 1971 Peter Voulkos sculpturen at the Hall of Justice; the Man Lin Choi sculpture, Movement: The First 100 Years, 1982, located on the Embarcadero’s Sue Bierman Park; and Keith Haring’s 1989 Dancing Figures at 3rd & Howard streets (temporarily located at the de Young Museum).



San Francisco Arts Commission


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Community Initiatives