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What the Foundation Supports


Through a recognized public-private partnership, the Foundation bolsters program excellence and helps the Art Center to reach larger audiences, including bringing art to underserved populations in the community.


The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation supports all of the Palo Alto Art Center's major program areas including:


  • Free-admission exhibitions
  • School tour program Project Look
  • Artists-in-the-schools program Cultural Kaleidoscope
  • Classes, workshops, and camps for children and teens
  • Art classes, workshops, and open studios for adults 
  • Artist-in-residence programs showcasing the creative process
  • Family Days, Friday Nights, special events, community outreach, and much more!
  • Volunteer programs that provide valuable experiences to individuals, families and community groups​