Palo Alto Art Center

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Seniors


1313 Newell RoadPalo Alto, CA 94303 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to discover art. See, make, and be inspired because everyone is an artist. Created by the community, for the community in 1971, the Palo Alto Art Center provides an accessible and welcoming place to engage with art. We serve approximately 90,000 people every year through a diverse range of programs.


The Palo Alto Art Center is owned and operated by the City of Palo Alto as a program of the Division of the Arts and Sciences, Department of Community Services. The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation was founded in 1971 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that proves financial support and advocacy to the Art Center through a public/private partnership that allows us to enhance our reach and impact in the community.


Would you recommend Palo Alto Art Center?
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by Sydney A. (December 5, 2022)
I had such a positive experience volunteering at the Palo Alto Arts Center. The volunteer program is organized and run very well. I volunteered for two classes during the week--a painting class on Thursdays and a ceramics class on Friday--and it was such a pleasure getting to know the teachers and helping the students. I would highly recommend volunteering here to anyone who is interested.

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