AWE at Gallery 190 UCSF Memory and Aging Center Opening event Thu. Jan. 11, 5-6:30p. Show runs Fri. Jan. 5 – Fri. Mar. 29, 2024.
Gallery190, sponsored by the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC), is located in the Sandler Neurosciences Building on the Mission Bay Campus of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

AWE at SF Women Artists Gallery
January 2024
647 Irving Street at 8th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
10:30 – 5:30 Tuesday – Saturday

2023 AWE 31st Annual Exhibit 

Due to an issue with our event venue, we have to postpone our Annual Exhibit Opening Event. We will reschedule the event for a later date. 

Event – AWE Artists at Imago Gallery Trinity St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Sat. July 15 Opening 12:30-2:30
Open to the public second Sundays 1-3p
1668 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109, (415) 775-1117

ADA Accessible
This exhibit, hosted by Trinity-St. Peter’s, features artworks created by seniors participating in the Art With Elders (AWE) program. The exhibiting artists represent a diverse cross section of older adults from senior living communities located within a mile of the church.

Previous Exhibits and Events

Thu. Feb. 2 – Fri. Aug. 25, 2023
Opening Reception Thu. Feb. 2, 5-7pm
(Free and open to the public)
Art With Elders: The Power of Creativity and Community at
SF Arts Commission Galleries at San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102

Art With Elders (AWE) in partnership with the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Art in City Hall program are proud to present The Power of Creativity and Community, an exhibition that showcases over 90 original paintings and drawings made by seniors participating in the AWE program from forty programming sites and community partners located throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area.

The exhibition is organized in four groups: artworks selected for the AWE 30th Annual Exhibit and AWE Over the Years: Works from the AWE Archive, as well as artworks created by artists participating in the AWE Senior Bridge Project: Mental Health and Social Connection and in classes at Laguna Honda Hospital. The Power of Creativity and Community celebrates the many artists who have participated in the program by sharing their incredible artwork and their creative voice. Each work is accompanied with a portrait of the artist and information about their life and practice.

The exhibition will be on display on the Ground Floor and in the North Light Court of San Francisco City Hall and is free and open to the public. Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

𝐀𝐃𝐀 𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 – For wheelchair lift, please use the Grove Street loading dock, where you may take the elevator up to the 1st floor.

𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃 𝐒𝐚𝐟𝐞𝐭𝐲 – Per current health guidelines, masks are recommended, but are not required in City buildings. Visit for further mask guidance.

Tuesday Jul. 18 – Aug. 8, 2023
AWE at Genentech, South San Francisco

This exhibit, hosted by STAGES at Genentech, features artworks created by seniors participating in the Art With Elders (AWE) program. The exhibit is on display in building 35, July 18-August 8. The exhibiting artists represent a diverse cross section of older adults from around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Strengthening Ties Across Generations (STAGES)
The STAGES group promotes an age-friendly work environment at Genentech. It provides opportunities for experienced employees to network, mentor new employees, receive information and resources for changing lifestyles (such as retirement planning) and participate in collaborative diversity events and programs. STAGES is active in South San Francisco.

Event – Art as Healthcare: AWE at Laguna Honda Hospital
Tue. Jul. 11, 12-2p, 2023
SFAC Main Gallery, 401 Van Ness Ave. Ste. 125, SF, CA 94102
ADA Accessible
Art With Elders reflects on its 25-year partnership with Laguna Honda Hospital which has consistently celebrated creativity in its care of San Franciscans with skilled nursing care needs. The program will be a conversation with SF Department of Public Health staff and AWE-LHH art program participants.
RSVP requested, but not required:

San Francisco Cares: Inclusivity and Accessibility in Senior Arts Programming
Tue. May 23, 12-2p, 2023; Free and open to the public
SFAC Main Gallery
401 Van Ness Ave. Ste. 125, SF, CA 94102

Arts programming provides participants with a forum for expressing themselves while cultivating a sense of identity and belonging. Our vision is a society in which every older adult engages in the creative arts as part of their healthy and vibrant longevity. San Francisco senior service providers will discuss how creative programming impact the lives of older adults and adults with disabilities, including strategies to foster inclusive, accessible environments.

Sat. Apr. 1, 2023 12-2p
The Role of the Arts in Building Social Connection:
The Art With Elders Senior Bridge Project
SFAC Main Gallery,
401 Van Ness Ave. Ste. 125, SF, CA 94102
Listening to our seniors and hearing their need for social connection.
Art With Elders program participants discuss their experiences moving from isolation to connection by engaging in group creative practice.

Fri. Jan. 6 – Wed. Mar. 1, 2023
The AWE 30th Annual Exhibit at the
San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center
(Veterans Building Herbst Theater Lobby) 401 Van Ness Avenue, SF, CA 94102

Tue. Jan. 10 – Fri. Feb. 3, 2023
Opening Reception: Sat., Jan. 21, 2:00- 4:00 pm
The Women of AWE at the
SF Women Artists Gallery
647 Irving St. at 8th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122

Sun. Oct. 23, 2022, 2-4 pm PT
AWE 30th Annual Exhibit Online Opening Event
Please join us for our biggest event of the year! We will celebrate the artists of the AWE program together with a video presentation of artworks created in AWE classes, and more!

Oct 17, 2022 – May 17, 2023
AWE Senior Bridge Online Exhibit
The themes of the AWE Senior Bridge Project Exhibit are Mental Health and Social Connection. As a part of the project, AWE polled our artists to get feedback about topics of importance in their lives. Mental Health and Social Connection rose to the top of the list. This exhibit features artwork created in AWE classes in response to these themes. AWE would like to thank the California Arts Council for funding this project.

Sun. Sep. 25, 2022, 10-5pm
Cole Valley Fair – Cole St between Carl & Grattan and Parnassus Ave between Shrader & Belvedere, featuring fine arts and crafts, food booths, live music, a display of historic Cole Valley photographs, a full block of vintage automobiles owned by neighborhood residents, informative booths run by City departments and local NFP organizations, and many events for children. In addition to our AWE booth featuring art, posters, cards, and books for sale, we will host an artmaking workshop for visitors to create their own artwork.

Thu. Aug. 18, 1-4pm
Openhouse Summer in the City Community Get-Together
featuring an Art Walk and Art Workshop
with Openhouse, DISH, and Mint Mall

Please join us for a special summer event! Artists from the Art With Elders class at Openhouse will be exhibiting their work at an Art Walk and Art Workshop hosted by the Community Arts Stabilization Trust outdoors in the park at Minna and Mary Sts. SF, CA 94103.

Sun. Aug. 7, 2022, 1:30-3p PT
AWE Senior Bridge Project Town Hall Meeting

We invite all of our Artist Participants, Community Partner Staff, Friends, and Family to join us for an online meeting and art presentation. During this special online gathering of our AWE family, we will showcase a presentation of current artwork from the AWE classes and discuss the AWE Senior Bridge Project. The focus of the Senior Bridge Project is to identify and discuss issues of concern in the lives of our senior artists. Email [email protected] if you would like to attend.

Mon. Jul. 11 – Aug. 31, 2022
AWE at Genentech

This exhibit, hosted by STAGES at Genentech, features artworks created by seniors participating in the Art With Elders (AWE) program. The exhibiting artists represent a diverse cross section of older adults from around the San Francisco Bay Area.
1 DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Thu. May 19 – Sun. July 31, 2022
Art With Elders at the Curry Senior Center – Community Partner Feature
On location and online exhibit
Opening Event at the Curry Senior Center Thurs. May 19, 2-4pm
315 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Wed. Feb. 23, 2022 – Fri. Dec. 31, 2022
Courageous Creativity –
Online Exhibit

Tues. Jan. 11 – Fri. Mar. 4, 2022 – AWE at San Francisco Women Artists
647 Irving Street at 8th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Opening Reception – Sat. Jan. 15, 2022, 2-4 pm

Tue. Jan. 4 – Mon. Jan. 31, 2022 – “A Visual Story Through Self”
AWE at
Spike’s Coffee and Teas

4117 19th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Sat. Dec. 11, 2021 – 11am – 6pm Art Sale at La Cocina Holiday Market
At La Cocina Municipal Marketplace – 101 Hyde St. SF, CA 94102

Thursday Dec, 2, 2021, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Free Community Empowerment Art Workshop
At the Tenderloin Museum & in conjunction with SF First Thursday Art Walk Live
398 Eddy St, Inside the Cadillac Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94102-26

Thurs. Nov. 4, 2021 – Thu. Jan. 6, 2022 – “Community is a Process” – An Art With Elders Exhibit at the Tenderloin Museum – 398 Eddy St. SF CA. 94102
Opening Reception – Thurs. Nov. 4, 5:30-7:30 pm in conjunction with SF First Thursday Art Walk Live!

Sun. Oct. 24 – Dec. 31, 2021 – 29th Annual Exhibit – An online exhibit of over 100 recent works by AWE artists, juried by Sophie Appel and Cole Solinger of Delaplane Gallery. Opening event online, Oct. 24, 2-4pm PT

Sept 13 – Oct 30, 2021 – AWE at the Sequoias – A selection of AWE artist works on location at The Sequoias 1400 Geary Blvd. SF CA 94109

May 15 – July 15, 2021 – Always Beginning – AWE 3D Online Gallery –

May 15, 2021 – 12-5pm Tenderloin Arts Fair – Larkin St. between Eddy and Ellis

May 7, 2-21 – Better World Day – Vallejo Charter School celebrates AWE senior artists

April 15 – June 15, 2021 – Art Share with Open Studios – AWE 3D Online Gallery –

February 14 – April 14, 2021 – Heartworks: From AWE with Love – Online Holiday Exhibit  – AWE 3D Online Gallery

Jan. 15 – Mar. 15, 2021 – We Dream, We Paint – “I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” – Vincent Van Gogh – AWE 3D Online Gallery

Nov. 15, 2020 – Jan 15, 2021 – The Connected Earth and Other Works by AWE Artists – AWE 3D Online Gallery

Th. Nov. 5, 12, and 18, 2020 – Online live events with Covia Well Connected

Sun. Oct. 25, 2020 – 28th  Annual Show Online live event and video

Sept. 15 – Nov. 15, 2020 – Online Partner Feature – The Reutlinger Community – AWE Online Gallery

Sept. 15 – Nov. 15, 2020 – Every Canvas is a Journey All its Own – AWE Online Gallery

July 15, 2020 – Ongoing – Pandemic Response Art – AWE Online Gallery

July 15 – Sept. 15, 2020 – Resilient! AWE  Online Gallery

2020 28th Annual Show and Celebration – October is the time when we traditionally hold our big Annual Show and Celebration. Our 2021 29th Annual Exhibit Opening Celebration will be held via Zoom from 2-4pm on Oct. 24, 2021. The Annual Exhibit works will be viewable in our online 3D gallery this year.

AWE Presentations on Well-Connected On Thursdays Nov. 5, 12, and 18 we will gave three different presentations on Covia’s “Well-Connected” program which offers services to seniors online and by phone:

11/5 Art With Elders: Annual Exhibit Highlights – Highlights from the 30-year history of the AWE program and it’s Annual Exhibit. Presented by Art with Elders Executive Director Mark Campbell and Exhibits Manager Darcie O’Brien

11/12 Creative Environments – Teaching Artists and Artist-Participants discuss building and nurturing deep relationships in a creative environment.

11/19 Student-Directed Creative Learning – Teaching Artists and Artist-Participants discuss the benefits of student-directed creative learning experiences.

CANCELLED UCSF Memory and Aging Center Mar 23 – Apr 20, 2020 Opening Reception Gallery 190 Thu. March 26 1500 Owens St. SF, CA 94158

USF Koret Center Mar 1 – Apr 26, 2020 2130 Fulton St. SF, CA 94117

Cushion Works Art With Elders Holiday Show and Sale Guest Curators Jordan Stein and Vincent Fecteau Dec 15, 2019 12 noon to 6p 3320 18th St. SF, CA 94110

Chanukah and Holiday Fair Dec 8, 2019 10a-2p 625 Brotherhood Way SF, CA 94132 Congregation Beth Israel Judea

Rincon Center/Rincon Annex Nov 18, 2019 – Jan 18, 2020 121 Spear St.
SF, CA 94105 (415) 777-4100
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 2-4pmGerald Simon Auditorium
Exhibit runs Oct. 27 – Nov. 17 Laguna Honda Hospital 375 Laguna Honda Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94116 Click here for Tickets
Cole Valley Fair Sunday September 29, 2019 On Cole Street between Carl and Grattan Streets San Francisco, CA 94117
Getting There Together at SF Sunday Streets Sept 8, 2019 A Celebration of All Ages and Abilities Tenderloin in Civic Center — the heart of San Francisco
“Memory & Imagination”
Aug. 25 to Oct. 12, 2019 Opening Sunday Aug, 25 2-4pm
233 Front St.
Danville, CA 94526
Gallery Hours: Wednesday -Friday 12-5pm, Saturday 11-3pm, Monday and Tuesday by appointment only
Current Exhibits at Partner Communities Bayview Davis Senior Center installed 7/15/2019

Ongoing Exhibits

Laguna Honda Hospital Admin Blg Lobby, 1st Floor Art Classroom Hallway, and N4

Dept. of Aging and Adult Services

SF Community Living Dept. of Public Health – Southeast Health Clinic