About Art City
Art inspires, challenges, and connects us. Artists play vital roles as explorers, critics, and catalysts.
The Art City Project's mission is to increase public participation with contemporary art, support working artists, and foster creative communities. We repurpose advertising and underused public spaces to deliver art to new audiences.
A single public installation can reach as many people in a month as a major metropolitan museum does in a year. We're building a network of artists, curators, and partners to build a lasting program that turns our cities into galleries.
The Art City Team
Luke Groesbeck, Founder
Luke spent almost a decade helping build tech companies before starting the Art City Project to help support artists and bring art to public spaces.
Tova Lobatz, Partner
A successful curator, manager, and consultant, Tova was most recently the director of a noted San Francisco gallery for almost four years.
Ray Boyle, Program Management
Ray is an organizer with the soul of an artist. For the past five years she's been directing operations, managing programs, producing events, and fundraising for West Coast arts organizations.
Jenny Sharaf, Curator
Jenny Sharaf is a San Francisco-based artist, curator, and entrepreneur with an MFA from Mills. She's the co-curator of Way Out West.
Our Curatorial Advisors
Natasha Boas, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley BAM/PFA
Rene de Guzman
Oakland Museum of California