San Francisco Fleet Week – Oct 1 to Oct 9 2017

08/04/2017   By Angela Caban

For the 7th consecutive year, Academy of Art University is pleased to announce their participation in San Francisco Fleet Week 2017. The event, held October 1 through 9, offers a variety of opportunities to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of active duty service members, veterans, and their family members.


As a program partner for this annual event, the Academy will be hosting a number of activities, including a large interactive booth on Marina Green, the Veterans Art Exhibit at the Cannery Building, and music from the Navy Woodwind Quintet. 

Academy of Art Interactive Career Booth
As part of the festivities, the Academy will host an interactive career booth on Marina Green. Visitors will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with Academy representatives about the school and its 30+ areas of study. Faculty, staff, alumni, and service members who are also Academy students will participate as well. 

Booth highlights include an interactive demo from the School of Game Development, a model of a drone from the School of Communications and Media Technologies, and student work from departments such as Fashion, Architecture, and Interior Architecture and Design.
For over 80 years, Academy of Art University has tailored their career-focused degree programs and educational services to support service members and their families. For more information on these programs, please visit

Veterans Art Exhibit: The Cannery Galleries
In partnership with San Francisco Fleet Week, the Academy will feature veteran artwork at the Cannery Building in rooms 106, 110, and 112 of the Courtyard Galleries. The Cannery is located at 2801 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA. 

The exhibition runs from October 3 to October 26, 2017, and showcases the work of artists and designers who have also made the choice to serve their country. 

The galleries will be open to the public during normal business hours, 9:00am-6:00pm, Tuesday through Sunday. 

In addition, the Academy welcomes the following military and veterans service organizations who will be participating in the exhibit: Wounded Warrior Project, American Art Therapy Association, The Tug McGraw Foundation’s fStop Warrior Project, and Creative Arts Center of the Veterans Home of California, Yountville.

Navy Woodwind Quintet
As part of Fleet Week activities, the Academy has invited the Navy Woodwind Quintet to perform in the Cannery Courtyard during the following dates and times:
Wednesday, October 4- 10:00am-11:00am and 12:00pm-1:00pm  
Saturday, October 7- 11:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm 

For further details about the Academy’s participation in San Francisco Fleet Week 2017, please call 800.544.2787. For more information on degree programs, military benefits, campus tours, or to speak with an admissions representative, visit or call 800.544.2787. To visit our campus in the heart of San Francisco, call 1.415.618.8576 or email [email protected] to schedule your personalized tour.

Angela Caban is an Army National Guard spouse, freelance writer, published author and branding expert. In 2010, she founded the Homefront United Network, a military spouse and family support blog created to assist spouses who do not live near an installation, but also focusing on bridging the gap between Reserve and Active Duty spouses.
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