A civic group of private, public, neighborhood and arts organizations have gathered to launch a public art initiative in the SF Downtown area, called ACED: Arts, Celebrate, Elevate, Downtown. ACED is working to bring inspiring and expansive public art experiences to the downtown area to support local artists and attract residents, commuters and tourists to the area.
This collaborative is fiscally sponsored by SOMArts and has launched a pilot initiative in Summer 2023 featuring a mural at Commercial and Leidesdorff in the Financial District neighborhood. If the pilot initiative is deemed successful, the group will consider expanding the effort into a broader public arts initiative.
We would like to thank our partners PG&E, 836M, Advance SF, Building Owners & Management Association, Downtown SF Partnership, MoAD, Office of the SF Mayor, SF Arts Commission, SF MOMA, SF Travel Association, SHVO, and SKS Partners for their support in helping us achieve the launch of our first Downtown art initiative.