Kadist San Francisco



ArtNow International (”ArtNow”) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated in promoting the role of contemporary artists in society while encouraging philanthropy inspired by social justice.

ArtNow advances contemporary art in the San Francisco/Bay Area.  Operating in its San Francisco Mission district venue, it promotes the role of contemporary artists in society through KADIST programs. With its  intention of generating diverse cultural discourses and offering opportunities to young artists, curators, and writers, ArtNow works in collaboration with local art institutions in offering its programs, collections and art space. Globally, ArtNow conducts exchange programs with its Paris based affiliate through exhibitions and residencies.

ArtNow’s philanthropic intentions are inspired by the ideal of social justice,  supporting local organizations that provide direct and impactful benefits to disadvantaged and under-served communities.


Vincent Worms, President
Lawrence Rinder, Director Emeritus, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Ellen Friedman, Philanthropic Consultant

Advisor to the Board: Jack Wadsworth