Friday Night at the Art Center

Friday Night at the Art Center design

Our Friday Night at the Art Center events celebrate exhibition openings.

Upcoming

Fire Transforms Friday Night at the Art Center Opening Reception—Friday, September 23, 6-8 p.m., FREE
Join us at the Palo Alto Art Center for this special celebration of the Fire Transforms exhibition, curated by Rina C. Faletti, Ph.D. The exhibition, which runs from September 17-December 10, focuses on fire as an issue of climate crisis, with artists who engage curiosity, wonder, and attention toward fire’s transformative power and its realities of destruction, creativity, and beauty.

This free opening reception will include hands-on art activities, a chance to meet the artists and see the exhibition, and a cash bar provided by the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation.

RSVP for free today. 

Fire Transforms Friday Night at the Art Center Members' Preview—Friday, September 23, 5-6 p.m., Members Only
Join us at the Palo Alto Art Center for an exclusive preview of the Fire Transforms exhibition for members of the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation. This preview will feature a chance to experience an exhibition walkthrough with guest curator Rina C. Faletti, Ph.D. 
 
Become a member of the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation if you would like to attend this event. 

 

Past

RESTART  Friday Night at the Art Center Opening Reception—Friday, July 1, 6-8 p.m., FREE
The Palo Alto Art Center had a special celebration of the RESTART exhibition, our first juried show in more than a decade! The exhibition, which runs from June 25-August 20, explores the potential of art to promote healing and regeneration, and features work in a wide range of media by 44 artists from Northern California.

Check out our online photo album of the event.

RESTART  Friday Night at the Art Center Members' Preview—Friday, July 1, 5-6 p.m., Members Only
The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation hosted an exclusive preview of the RESTART exhibition, featuring a chance to experience an exhibition walkthrough with juror Patricia Hickson, Emily Tremaine Hall Curator of Contemporary Art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Become a member of the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation if you would like to attend future Member events. 

Creative Attention virtual opening reception—Friday, January 28, 6:15-8 p.m.—View the recording
Our opening celebration of Creative Attention took place online. This free special celebration of the exhibition featured a virtual walkthrough, a chance to meet and hear from artists in the show, hands-on art activities, and more!

Creative Attention virtual Members’ preview—Friday, January 28, 5-6 p.m.—View the recording
Our exclusive Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Members' preview of the Creative Attention exhibition featured a chance to meet the curator Ann Trinca and to participate in flash talks by Creative Attention artists. 

 

To see more recordings of our recent virtual and hybrid Friday Night at the Art Center events, check out the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation's YouTube channel