Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco

Established in 1965, the Chinese Culture Foundation sparks intercultural discovery through visual art, education, and engagement.

The Visual Art Center exhibits cutting edge work by contemporary artists. We focus on supporting artists who are "unseen gems" whose careers and artistic influence would benefit greatly with our support. Many of our artists have subsequently won important honors, and have gone on to worldwide influence through shows in Madrid, Hangzhou, Miami, and New York. Locally, the Visual Art Center also seeks to revitalize the community through public art, creating unique murals, storefront art, and a pop-up gallery in Chinatown.

The Him Mark Lai Learning Center promotes understanding of our multi-cultural democracy through the lens of the Chinese American story. Through walking tours of Chinatown, excursions to sites across the greater Bay Area, a guided journey to China, and many other educational activities, the public can gain new insights into the past and be inspired to help shape the future.

Free outdoor festivals also present opportunities to enrich the community. In 2015, we will organize four festivals that will feature a variety of dance and music that ranges across the full spectrum from traditional to modern, and across many cultures.

Over 60,000 constituents engaged in our programming this past year, about 40% are neighborhood residents, the other are comprised of Bay Area residents as well as national and international visitors. We have engaged with a growing international audience through our trailblazing art exhibits while developing deep ties in the community through educational activities.

The Foundation is recognized as a successful pillar organization in the City, and is poised to advance to the next level of effectiveness by becoming a leader in the arena of art and cultural interchange on a national and international level.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco is to spark intercultural discovery through art, education and engagement.

The Details

  • Address
    750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor(inside the Hilton Hotel)San Francisco, CA 94108
  • Contact
    • Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
  • Phone
    • (415) 986-1822
  • Fax
    • (415) 986-2825
  • Website
  • Interest Area
    • Arts & Culture, Community, Education & Literacy, Race & Ethnicity

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Would you recommend Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco?

by Cara D. (August 13, 2013)
I would highly recommend volunteering at the Chinese Cultural Center. If you want to be in engaged and involved with a community organization that promotes local artists, shares artwork from around the world and organizes dynamic cultural events, then you should look at the Chinese Culture Center. My time volunteering at the CCC (Chinese Culture Center) not only enabled me to learn about more about emerging artists but also gave me first hand experience in working behind the scenes experience on a gallery opening. In addition, the staff, interns and volunteers are really welcoming and really help you set goals during your volunteer or internship experience.

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