A Pioneering Arts Complex
In San Francisco's Mission District

Welcome to Project Artaud, a pioneering arts complex in San Francisco’s Mission District. Project Artaud is one of San Francisco’s leading artist communities, housing four performance spaces and 10+ creative non-profits. We are also home to an intergenerational enclave of creative leaders–over 80 painters, sculptors, designers, photographers, filmmakers, writers, musicians and performers.


We’re a member-run, member-supported non-profit organization. In 1971 our founding members rehabilitated and converted a factory and city block built in 1924 to create housing and studio space, artists’ resources and community. Today a multi-generational group of members guide this organization forward, still relying on the volunteer participation of the membership to keep Project Artaud a thriving place.

Upcoming Programs

Artist Talks

Creative Speaker Series: Chaos, Community, Craft

In partnership with Developing Environments, we’re launching our next creative speaker series this September. Over the fall, Bay Area artists and creatives will explore Chaos, Community, and Craft through monthly workshops, artist talks, and work-in-progress performances. 



Applications are now open for the Spring 2023 SPACE 124 artist residency program! Artists from all disciplines looking to explore the edge of the possible and transform a raw, large-scale industrial space should consider applying to take over SPACE 124! See program details here.

Open Studios


As part of ArtSpan’s city-wide Open Studios series, join us as we open our entire creative complex on weekends from 10/20 to 11/13 for studio tours, workshops, performances, and creative craft market. Meet our community, learn a new creative skill, and buy some rad art!

Featured Happenings

Supreme Love 2022 Exhibition
By Visual Artist Peter Shaw
8/4 - 9/30 at Space 124

Explore visual artist Peter Shaw’s exhibition in Space 124 featuring a series of 10 large-scale new media paintings created in synesthesia with the soundscapes of John Coltrane’s Love Supreme.

9/25: Artist Talk and Performance, 3 – 5 PM at Space 124

Presenting Archbishop Reverend King of the San Francisco Coltrane Church with Antony Ty and a site-specific environmental sound-painting presentation. 

Space 124 is located at Project Artaud, 401 Alabama Street SF CA 94110. 


Zhdan V. Rudnyckyj
Paintings and Drawings from 1972 - 2020
10/16 - 10/28 At Space 124

Born in Heidelberg, Germany, in 1946, Zhdan Rudnyckyj grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and came to California to study painting.

Zhdan was also an early member and resident of Project Artaud and was one of the founding members of the artist-run gallery collective, Southern Exposure. During his time here, Zhdan took inspiration from the unique industrial environment while developing his skills as a builder, designer, and painter. 

Zhdan is an artist whose love of the natural world influences every aspect of his life. Landscapes and figure drawings are rendered with a spirit both unfiltered and alive. His plein air landscapes give an unmistakable feeling of immersion. His figure drawings reflect an assured and vibrant spontaneity. His paintings reveal complex surfaces rich in color.

Opening Reception: Sunday, 10/16, 2-5 PM

Exhibition Hours: W – Sa 12 – 4 PM, 10/16 – 10/28′

A world premier production at Z Space
The Red Shades: A Trans Superhero Rock Opera
10/13 - 11/5 on Z Space's Steindler Stage

Mixing elements of rock concert, musical theater, and comic book action, The Red Shades tells the story of Ida, a teenage trans girl, who runs away from her small-town life to join a gang of trans superheroes squatting in the Tenderloin.

Set in 1966 against the backdrop of The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot, The Red Shades is “an unholy mashup of herstory, magic, mischief, gossip, hearsay, imagination, raw emotion, movement, music and unapologetic trans politics.”

Written by Adrienne Price
Music by Adrienne Price, Matt Fukui Grandy, and Jeanine Adkisson
Directed by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe and Rotimi Agbabiaka.

Learn More and Buy Tickets!

80+ Creatives live/work here


painters, photographers, sculptors, performers, musicians


teachers, facilitators, producers, curators, mentors, academics


woodworkers, printers, filmmakers, designers


playwrighters, poets, journalists, novelists, lyricists, screenwriters

B a c k T o T o p B a c k T o T o p