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California College of the Arts

1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, California 94107

2000Largest Group
25Meeting Rooms
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California College of the Arts is not your standard conference and event venue. Designed with artists, architects, and makers in mind, the San Francisco Campus (previously a Greyhound bus maintenance facility) is 146,000 square feet of creative space ideal for special events and meetings. CCA's San Francisco campus has flexible meeting spaces, generous common areas (great for collaboration), three large presentation spaces, and 80,000 square foot back lot (great for meals, breaks and outdoor activities). CCA seeks to partner with planners who are creative, flexible and excited to offer their attendees something different than the standard hotel or formal university experience. 

CCA's San Francisco campus is located at the border of Mission Bay, Potrero Hill and Dogpatch neighborhoods, next to the city's design district in what is now referred to as the "innovation corridor." We are located within blocks of University of California at San Francisco's Mission Bay research campus, and 1 mile from the Chase Center (Warriors Stadium) slated to open in 2019-2020.

California College of the Arts educates students to shape culture and society through the practice and critical study of art, architecture, design, and writing. Benefitting from its San Francisco Bay Area location, the college prepares students for lifelong creative work by cultivating innovation, community engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Private, nonprofit
Coeducational, residential
Offering degree-seeking students 22 undergraduate and 13 graduate majors in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing.

Values Statement
  • As an educational and cultural institution, CCA believes in fostering the artistic and academic excellence of our students and faculty.
  • We cultivate intellectual curiosity and risk-taking, collaboration and innovation, compassion and integrity.
  • As a global citizen and good neighbor, CCA believes in its role as a proponent of social justice and community engagement.
  • We promote diversity on our campus by improving access and opportunities for underrepresented groups, and we see this endeavor as vitally enriching for everyone.
  • We value sustainability and believe that as a school of the arts we have a unique ability and an ethical responsibility to shape a culture that is more environmentally responsible.
  • We understand the importance of creative economies and the role of artists, designers, architects, and writers in solving social, cultural, environmental, and economic problems.
About California College of the Arts:

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
San Francisco (0 Miles) Oakland (10 Miles) San Jose (47 Miles) Napa & Sonoma (45 Miles) Santa Cruz (74 Miles)
Can accommodate events and meetings of 200 attendees or less throughout the year, Monday-Sunday 6AM-11PM. For events and meetings of 250-2000 attendees, Mid-May through August is the most flexible, and the third week of March. There is limited availability for large scale conferences and events during the months of September through mid-May (Academic year).
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Largest Theatre Style:
Four smart seminar rooms with lectern (cap. 35), ten meeting rooms with 42" mounted monitors (cap. 30), lecture hall with smart lectern and stage lighting functionality (cap. 132) and new presentation space with sound system, plug n' play mounted projection and retractable screen (cap. 200)
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Food & Beverage:
No on-site catering. Preferred vendor list, but not required. On-site dining and catering facility available in Fall 2020.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Alcohol Permitted:
Complete Meeting Package:
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp

Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110