About Private Collections

Every spring since 2000, a group of San Francisco’s most passionate art collectors have opened their homes to share their exceptional collections with the public, and raise awareness for Enterprise for Youth at the same time. From connoisseurs to cool hunters, every host is a vibrant part of the fabric of the Bay Area’s visual art community.

Each collection is notable for its thoughtful and selective curation. Seeing these exquisite objects in person is only part of the experience; hearing the collectors’ personal stories of the relationships they developed with the artists, gallerists and curators along the way brings the work to life.

100% of ticket sales benefit Enterprise for Youth. Private Collections and The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show are two of Enterprise’s annual fundraising events. Both events make possible award-winning work of job placement, career exploration and skills development for San Francisco’s youth.


Enterprise for Youth

Enterprise for Youth, previously known as Enterprise for High School Students, was founded in 1969 by Gladys Thacher, a non-profit visionary and champion of young people. Enterprise has evolved from helping a handful of students find summer jobs into an integrated group of programs that combine job-readiness training with career exploration and experiential learning. Thousands of youth, from almost every public and private high school in San Francisco, have learned the skills and values essential to workplace success at Enterprise.