Public Special Events


Join us for a weekend extravaganza that embodies
the verve and nerve of SFAI’s art community!

Return to SFAI Party
$55 advance tickets
Eventbrite - Return to SFAI Alumni Celebration and Party

Carouse at this campus-wide party celebrating SFAI alumni and open to all art enthusiasts:

- Specialty cocktails by THE BON VIVANTS

- Hors d’oeuvres by renowned Bay Area chefs: Chris L'Hommedieu of Prospect, Dennis Lee of Namu Gaji, 
William Werner of Craftsman & Wolves, Lincoln Carson of Michael Mina, Evan and Sarah Rich of Rich Table, Joshua Wilder Oakley of Tango & Stache, and Chester Watson of Trick Dog

- Exclusive performance by SFAI alumna

- Live music by Bay Area punk icons and SFAI alumni PENELOPE HOUSTON of The Avengers and DEBORA IYALL of Romeo Void

SFAI Alumni are invited to reunion festivities from 2-5 pm on Saturday. These afternoon events are exclusively for alumni and included in the cost of the ticket. For more details, please visit:

SFAI Winter Art Festival
FREE event
Open to the Public


This art festival transforms the breathtaking Russian Hill campus into a lively bazaar:

- View and buy work from up to 200 student and alumni artists spanning painting, drawing, collage, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, video, and fiber art

- San Francisco's best food trucks: NamuHapa Ramen and Le Truc

- Live music

- Interactive installations from the cutting-edge Design and Technology Department

- Special performances by the infamous
New Genres Department

All proceeds from the sale of student work support them directly, and 20% of proceeds from the sale of alumni work goes toward student scholarships.