The Academy Galleries host the work of students, alumni and faculty from Academy of Art University. We maintain seven gallery spaces at four locations throughout San Francisco; the Atelier Gallery, the Cannery Galleries, 625 Gallery and 688 Gallery. Please see below for more information on each of the galleries.

Please note that the following hours of our galleries may change due to events and other special circumstances. We ask that you call the gallery in advance to confirm their hours. Thank you.



The Atelier Gallery at 79 New Montgomery showcases the creativity and talent of students and alumni from a range of artistic disciplines. While the walls function as a traditional gallery space, the floor also includes Academy merchandise. Events, merchandise, and featured artists share the Atelier throughout the year. Opened in the winter of 2011, the Atelier has yet to find a limit to what it has to offer the San Francisco community.

Location: 79 New Montgomery San Francisco, CA 94105   Click Here For Map

Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9AM – 6PM

Phone: 415-618-6305


The Cannery

The Cannery Galleries offer a diverse range of art appreciation spaces, ranging from small and intimate to expansive and inviting. Three of our four galleries are nestled within the courtyard of the historic Del Monte Cannery complex located in the heart of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf district with our 435 Jefferson Gallery occuping a space directly on the Embarcadero. The Cannery offer easy access to the latest works by Academy students and alumni with new exhibitions installed monthly.

Location: 2801 Leavenworth Street, San Francisco, CA 94133   Click Here For Map

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 9AM – 6PM

Phone: 415-618-8516


625 Gallery

Academy of Art University’s 625 Gallery is perfectly situated to take advantage of the First Thursday art walks, located between the Downtown and Tenderloin gallery districts. On the ground floor of the Academy’s Graduate Photography building, this space is a favorite with students and hosts seasonal group photography exhibitions in addition to our regular monthly student and alumni shows. Open Monday through Saturday, this gallery welcomes you to stop by to view some of the Academy’s best work.

Location: 625 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102   Click Here For Map

Hours: Monday – Friday: 9AM – 6PM; Saturday: 10AM – 5PM

Phone: 415-618-3700

688 Sutter

688 Gallery

Our 688 Gallery is an exciting new space with multiple showrooms dedicated to bringing you the latest works from Academy students, alumni, and faculty. Together with our 625 Gallery, located across the street, it creates a mini-destination for art enjoyment, and is within walking distance of the Lower Polk and Union Square galleries as well. New exhibitions are installed monthly, and opening night artist receptions are scheduled to coincide with First Thursday Art Walk.

Location: 688 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102   Click Here For Map

Hours: Monday – Friday: 9AM-6PM

Phone: 415-618-8515