1202 Contemporary, formerly Gallery 1202, is a cornerstone art institution located in the South Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. Situated in downtown Gilroy, 1202 Contemporary has brought high-quality exhibitions to the area for the past 4 years, shown at art fairs across the United States, and assisted in placing works in museum and private collections across the globe. 


In 2022, Gallery 1202 transitioned to a 501(c)3 organization in order to further support artists in their career, and to bring contemporary art into Gilroy, Morgan Hill, Hollister and surrounding areas.


The gallery's mission is to be an inclusive, welcoming space for the community while focusing on promoting marginalized artists. We strive to amplify the silenced voices in the art-world, including womxn, and BIPCOC artists, artists with young families, and artists who deal in alternative mediums, and subject-matter.  


1202 Contemporary new location will be located in The Clove Art Complex, within the historic Millais building on the corner of 6th and Monterey Road . The gallery is currently looking to add 2 new board members to its Founding Board. Please e-mail emily@gallery1202.com for more information. 



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