Community Gallery at the Palo Alto Art Center

Artworks displayed in the Community Gallery
The Community Gallery showcases local arts organizations and their programs and services. Exhibitions include a wide range of art media and subject matter. Based in our Children’s Wing, the gallery serves all our audiences, including children.

Who May Exhibit:
  1. Palo Alto organizations focused on underrepresented audiences, teens, and young professionals.
  2. Santa Clara and San Mateo County non-commercial community organizations serving the public.

Upcoming Exhibition


July 15-August 14, 2021

This exhibition features artists from Peninsula Outdoor Painters (POPs). It includes diverse Bay Area scenes painted during the pandemic. In a normal year, POPs artists would paint together onsite. Due to Covid-19, instead of being outside sharing inspiration, POPs turned IN and found beauty in their own back yards and imaginations. POPs is a welcoming group of artists who paint together on location throughout the Bay Area.

A close-up painting of a tree with textured bark surrounded by summer grass and mountains in the distance

Painting by Christine Edwards, Tree View