Learn, Discover, and be Inspired by Palo Alto Art Center Exhibitions

With free admission and a welcoming atmosphere, our shows offer something for everyone! The Art Center’s acclaimed exhibitions bring the work of both emerging and professional artists to the community. Our thought-provoking exhibitions feature works 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.



Artist and Exhibition Submission Guidelines

The Palo Alto Art Center welcomes artist and exhibition submissions for our exhibition program. Exhibitions at the Art Center reinforce the connection between seeing and making art that is central to our mission. Please note that our exhibitions are planned three years in advance and due to the large volume of submissions, we cannot guarantee a response to all. The Palo Alto Art Center prefers submissions by email. Please submit 5 digital images of artwork in jpeg format and/or artist website link, resume and artist statement to artcenter@cityofpaloalto.org. Be sure to include your contact information including your email address, phone number and mailing address.

To see images of both our exhibitions, our opening celebrations, and related programs please visit our Flickr page