Open Call for Submissions for (415) Public Gallery

Youth Art Exchange announces (415) Public Gallery, an art show that places the public as both exhibitors and audience members. Exhibiting (hopefully!) 415 pieces, the curation of the art show will be crowdsourced from those living/working/loving in San Francisco. No, we really mean EVERYONE, whether they consider themselves an artist or not, we want everybody’s creativity in our gallery. All ages/backgrounds welcome.

This art show will draw San Francisco together by placing pieces together from unexpected and delightful participants. Building the art show will build creative community in the southeastern part of San Francisco in the Excelsior at [x]space arts hub by connecting neighbors and beyond as they show and view work.

[x]space, a project of Youth Art Exchange, is an interactive arts hub and gallery space launched in 2018. Transformed from a meat market that was closed for nearly a decade, [x]space is focused on creative exchange between youth, artists, and the Excelsior community. [x] is a variable, representing ever changing programming and exhibits within its walls. [x]space also houses ArtSpan studio artists, Green Art Workshop, and Youth Art Exchange programming.

(415) Public Gallery Submission Details

Submission Dates: Monday-Fridays, March 4-22nd. Deadline is Friday, 3/22. Mondays-Thursdays at [x]space and Fridays at City Hall. More details below.

Submission Drop Off Locations:

[x]space arts hub, 5137 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112

Dates: Mondays through Thursday 1-7pm in March, Deadline is Thursday 3/21 If you can’t make those times, you can email us to set up another time.

Contact: Sofia Vivanco Airaghi,, (415) 574-8137

SF City Hall

Dates: Friday 3/8, 3/15, and 3/22 (3-5pm)

Contact: Email Cassie Hoeprich to confirm at

Exhibit dates: 4/1-4/20

Exhibit Activities:

  • Opening, April 6th 4-7pm

  • Happy Hour, April 15th 7-9pm

Deinstall/pick up 4/22-4/24 from [x]space

For additional information, visit or contact Sofia Vivanco Airaghi at

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