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.

Independent Curator

Rudolf Frieling

SFMOMA

Dena Beard

University of California, Berkeley BAM/PFA

Rene de Guzman

Oakland Museum of California

The Art City Project is a Member of the Intersection Incubator, a program of Intersection for the Arts providing fiscal sponsorship, incubation and consulting services to artists. Intersection is San Francisco’s oldest alternative arts space, presenting groundbreaking works in the literary, performing, visual and interdisciplinary arts.

The Art City Project is a Member of the Intersection Incubator, a program of Intersection for the Arts providing fiscal sponsorship, incubation and consulting services to artists. Intersection is San Francisco’s oldest alternative arts space, presenting groundbreaking works in the literary, performing, visual and interdisciplinary arts.