Join us for Friday Night at the Art Center, on Friday, September 15, 7-10p.m. as we celebrate the opening of Play! Enjoy hands-on art activities, balloon art, Mister Softee, mini-golf, and a cash bar.

Learn, discover, and be inspired by exhibitions at the Palo Alto Art Center. With free admission and a welcoming atmosphere, our shows offer something for everyone. At the Art Center, our exhibitions involve active participation and encourage dialogue by featuring a hands-on art component within the gallery—reinforcing the connection between seeing and making that is central to the Art Center’s mission.

The Art Center’s acclaimed exhibitions bring the work of world-renowned and compelling emerging artists to the community. Emphasizing contemporary Bay Area art, our thought-provoking exhibitions feature objects of high aesthetic quality and craftsmanship produced in a wide range of artistic media. Thanks to the support of the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation, exhibitions organized by the Palo Alto Art Center have traveled to museums and art institutions throughout the country.

To propose an exhibition for the Palo Alto Art Center, please contact the Art Center at

Last Updated: Oct 3, 2017