Current Opportunities for Artists

Inviting Entries for the 2016 General Art Show 
October 14 and 15

Entries are invited for a General Art Show to be held October 14 and 15. Participation is open to Bay Area residents, 18 years and older. Entry delivery and deadline for two dimensional works in watercolors, painting, and graphics is Wednesday, October 12, between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. Photography-based art is not included for this program. Participants must hand-deliver entries, completed application and fees to docents at the Betty Weber Gallery located in the South San Francisco Municipal Services Building, 33 Arroyo Drive.

This will be a juried event. Ribbons will be awarded to first, second and third place finalists. Cash awards may be given to Best of Show of all the categories combined. Finalists will be invited to participate in an extended group exhibit of their work. Judging will be performed by an independent artist or art teacher.

The event will take place on Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15, at the SSF Municipal Services Building. Exhibit hours are Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is open to the public, and admission is free. 

For complete entry guidelines and application, download the 2016 General Art Show Call for Entries or you may send a self-addressed and stamped envelope to:
Cultural Arts Show
c/o SSF Parks & Recreation Department
P.O. Box 711 
South San Francisco, CA 94083-0711 

Entry applications may also be obtained at the South San Francisco Parks & Recreation Department office during business hours. Phone (650) 829-3800 for further information.

Color Our Streets EXTRAORDINARY!
2016 Utility Box Mural Project - Public Art Opportunity in South San Francisco

The Cultural Arts Commission invites artists and creative community members to Color Our Streets EXTRAORDINARY by transforming drab utility boxes into awe-inspiring works of art! Distinctive images that celebrate beauty, offer a positive outlook and create a sense of place are welcome. Designs that reflect the history, character or culture of South San Francisco are encouraged. 
Select the link to download the 2016 Utility Box Mural Project Guidelines & Application, or send a self-addressed & stamped envelope to:
Utility Box Mural Project
c/o SSF Parks & Recreation Department
P.O. Box 711
South San Francisco, CA 94083-0711

Applications may also be obtained at the South San Francisco Parks & Recreation Department office, 33 Arroyo Drive, during business hours. For questions, read our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page, or contact Cultural Arts Specialist, Ercie Santos at (650) 829-3800 or email

By participating in this exciting program you will share your creativity with the community while adding beauty to the South San Francisco streetscape for years to come!