About Canessa Gallery
For more than 45 years, Canessa Gallery has been at the center of San Francisco's rich artistic, literary, and cultural history. Our mission is to support and showcase the work of artists who want to be artists for their lifetime. To date, more than 600 new, emerging, and established sculptors, painters, photographers, and performance and literary artists have presented their work at Canessa Gallery. Artists who have shown at Canessa Gallery include, Trudy Myrrh Reagan, Mokhtar Paki, JohnMattos and Chico MacMurtrie .
We are located in the landmark Canessa Building -- a diminutive old-brick gem that is one of downtown San Francisco's last links with her colorful, bohemian past. While many of the original buildings in the area did not survive the era of high-and-higher architecture, the historic Canessa Building has -- and continues to glow with the light, life, and magic of artists at work.
708 Montgomery Street @ Washington (see map below)
San Francisco, CA 94111
Please note: December 2018 - exhibit will be opened Tuesday-Sunday 1-5pm closed Mondays & Christmas Day
Open Wednesday 12-3 & by appointment
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Exhibit Your Work
To have a show at Canessa Gallery, you must be an artist-for-life, and you must love Canessa Gallery. If you are interested in having a show at Canessa Gallery, please contact us.
Volunteers and Interns
Our volunteers and interns have the opportunity to meet and mix with intelligent, intriguing people, and are exposed to art of all kinds. We ask that our volunteers and interns have a passion for art, a respect for artists, and a willingness to do whatever is necessary to assist us in making Canessa Gallery a magical place for artists and visitors alike. If you are interested in volunteering or interning at Canessa Gallery, please contact us.
Help Support Canessa Gallery
Since our founding in 1966, Canessa Gallery has been committed to supporting and showcasing artists who want to be artists for their lifetime. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and rely on the generosity of individual donors to keep Canessa Gallery operating. Any and all contributions are much appreciated. Please make your tax-deductible contribution payable to Canessa Gallery Artists Resource, and mail to 708 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111.