(415) 350-4396


2125 Powell St @ Chestnut
North Beach
San Francisco, CA 94133


8X, 8BX, 30, 41, 45, 47, Powell-Mason Cable Car

About Us

Destination Art just celebrated our tenth anniversary!

Since opening our doors in 2005, we have provided a creative and nurturing environment for thousands of Bay Area children of all ages. Our approach has always been to uniquely tailor our services to meet the diverse needs of busy families, catering to each individual child and their parents. Our goal is to encourage and broaden children's awareness in the world of arts and give them the tools to celebrate their full creative potential.

We have hosted countless programs including toddler and pre-school daycare, arts and crafts camps, workshops, movie nights and birthday parties, just to name a few. We have also collaborated with local elementary schools and many children’s charitable organizations.

Free BollyX Class with Dan Gerstein

BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world.

Saturday, December 17th, 9–9:50 a.m.

Its 50-minute cardio workout cycles between higher and lower-intensity dance sequences to get you moving, sweating, and motivated all at the same time. At the very core of a BollyX workout is the inspiration it draws from the music and dance of Bollywood, the film industry of India. We embody the infectious energy, expression and movement of Bollywood and aim to expand the reach of fitness to more people worldwide. Stay tuned for our ongoing BollyX series starting in January! See a video Dan in action!

Eventbrite - Free BollyX Class With Dan Gerstein

Holiday Gift Shop — Kids Only!

Give your kids the opportunity to purchase gifts for their families— all by themselves!

Pre-purchased tickets will be provided, and Santa’s helpers will be on-hand to help out. 

The shop will be open Thursday and Fridays, Dec. 8, 9, 15 & 16, 4–6 p.m. and Saturdays, Dec. 10 & 1710 a.m.–Noon.

Eventbrite - Holiday Gift Shop for Kids

Classes & Workshops

Holiday Workshops

Destination Art will be hosting a series of arts and crafts mornings for the holidays. Starting Saturday November 12th and running for six weeks we will be offering a different holiday craft each class. There will also be an array of materials on hand for free art and play.

Children and parents are welcome to sign up for the all six in advance or just drop-in.


Tween Ballet

For pre-teens looking for a place to hang out, workout, and learn a new skill, or the aspiring ballet dancer who’s never before gotten their chance, this is the class for them!

Ages: 9–12

The class will cover ballet technique and the five basics of a traditional ballet class, as well as musicality, etiquette, and terminology, all while studying some of the great ballets! This class may be repeated multiple times, allowing you to build new technique onto previously mastered skills. 

This class is open to tweens of all skill levels. We will also lead the younger students in two performances, including excerpts from The Nutcracker.

Dress Code

Girls: Leotard, tights, and ballet slippers purchased from a dancewear store or website. Skirts / shorts optional. Long hair pulled back. No jewelry.

Boys: Leggings, T-shirt, and ballet slippers purchased from a dancewear store or website. Long hair pulled back. No jewelry.


Adult Ballet

Catering to adults of all ages and skill levels, this class is open to sudents looking for a new way to keep limber and stay in shape as well as experienced dancers who’d like to get back to the barre after some time off.

Ages: 16+

Everyone will get a great workout and have fun while becoming more flexible and learning to move with grace.

The class will work through stretches, barre work, small and big jumps, turns, and repertory as well as toning and strengthening in this unique workout/dance combo. The class technique will be tailored to the needs of each individual class. 

Students are also welcome and encouraged, though not required, to be a part of two school-wide performances, including excerpts from The Nutcracker.

Drop-in Toddler Preschool Program


Destination Art offers a drop-in preschool art and play program for children ages 2 through 5 years old. The sessions are art-based with a variety of creative projects incorporating drama, music, storytelling, and game playing. The children spend time outdoors, with trips to the park, beach, library and other local attractions. Please see the camp schedule below to see the daily activities offered.

All projects are age-appropriate with an emphasis on having fun and exploring the children's imaginations and abilities. Children are welcome to join us for up to four hours on a weekly basis. As the children approach school age they will lean towards projects that will prepare them for kindergarten.





Hourly:  $12.50
Sibling rate: 60%


M-F 9am– 4.30pm daily with extended care available 8am-9am  4.30-6pm

Year-Round Day Camp


For the past ten years, Destination Art has been one of the few places in the Bay Area to offer drop-in year-round camps for children. With the exception of a couple of holidays, we are open whenever private and public schools are closed throughout the year. We also welcome children whose families are visiting or traveling from out of town.

Our camps are tailored to give each child room to thrive and explore crafts at their own pace. Children are encouraged to experiment with their own ideas under the guidance of artists and teachers. There is no limit to what they create with an extensive supply of materials at their disposal. Most of our art projects are made with found, recycled and donated materials giving the children a better chance to experiment with their imaginations and create unique and extraordinary items.

Below is our summer camp schedule for June, July and August, available to all ages unless otherwise specified. The times and activities may vary slightly from day to day. 



Full Day: $80
Hourly:  $12.50
Weekly: $350

Sibling rate: 60%


M-F 9am – 4.30pm daily with extended care available 8am - 9am  4.30pm - 6pm

Before and After School Program


Destination Art offers a before and after school program for children attending kindergarten through  junior high. The older children have a very free rein at the studio with access to limitless materials. They are encouraged to pursue their own creative urges without rules or conformity  with expert guidance from teaching artists. Many work on large ongoing projects with spectacular results. Children are welcome to catch up on school homework during these times.

We can provide pick-up and drop-off to Yick Wo Elementary School and other schools and programs in the neighborhood.

8am - 9.15am

2pm -


$12.50 an hour or prorated for a monthly fee.

Movie Night


Otherwise known as "Date Night," this is an evening  when parents get the chance to get reacquainted with each other. Our affordable price also promises a good night without breaking the bank.

Drop off your child for an evening of arts, crafts, fun and games and a feature film projected onto the big screen . All children are welcome, so parents take advantage and enjoy a date night knowing your children are having fun.

We play family-friendly movies that are age appropriate for the youngest child attending. We also show a ‘big kid’ movie in a separate room.

We can also provide a movie night for groups of families wanting to get together or for school events like fundraisers etc. 


1st and 3rd Fridays
6:30 – 9p
$20 per child, $25 for family of siblings

Birthday Parties & Event Rentals


The studio is a great space for a party, suitable for both children and adult parties. We can tailor the event to suit your needs and budget. 

The children will each get the opportunity to work with clay, paper, paper mache, drawing, painting, beading etc., as well as all sorts of recycled and found organic items that can be incorporated into their work. Each child will get to take home at least one finished item depending on what you choose.

Our parties are a lot of fun and very unique. We strongly recommend you visit the studio beforehand to look at samples of activities we offer. 

We also have a full kitchen and can host cooking parties. 

Guests are welcome to bring any food and drink they want, including adult beverages.

Hosted rental

Our basic rate for a 2 hour party with an art activity is $410. A deposit of $100 is required to hold a spot in advance. The fee includes the use of the space and all materials and instruction of a craft for up to, but not limited to, 15 children. 

Unhosted Rental

We also rent out the space unhosted for events. $100 for the first hour, $60 for each additional hour.



Destination Art

For more information please contact

Jules Mercer

2125 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

email -

phone - 415 350 4396

Destination Art is a single woman and mother owned business offering camps classes, workshops, parties and events for children and adults of all ages. Our staff are teachers, artists, parents and more. We are not licensed through the state of California as a daycare provider.