San Francisco

Fifty Years of Public Art in SF

Lunchtime Forum

We're improving the SPUR event registration process.
Later this summer, we will launch a new ticketing system and we'll be asking you to register for each event you're planning to attend. This will help us keep you informed of any changes and better tailor our schedules and offerings.


In 1969, San Francisco launched the Art Enrichment Ordinance, one of the country’s first programs to provide a guaranteed funding mechanism for the commissioning and acquisition of artwork for new public facilities and civic spaces. Today, the city is home to one of the largest and most diverse public art collections in the country. Learn more about how this celebrated program has shaped our urban environment and given both renowned and emerging artists opportunities to reimagine their work and materials, then join us for a short walk to Moscone Center to see some of the art in action.

+ Tom DeCaigny / San Francisco Arts Commission
+ Allison Cummings / San Francisco Arts Commission
+ Mary Chou / San Francisco Arts Commission
+ Susan Pontious / San Francisco Arts Commission


Free to the public. Our first event of the month in each city is free to everyone.

Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to [email protected] or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.