Palo Alto Art Center

Painting classes for adults

Indoor painting class for adults


Artist Katherine Sherwood with her artwork

Ceramics classes for adults, children, and teens

image of hands on potters wheel

Art classes and summer camps for all ages

Outdoor summer camp for teens

Volunteers at a Community Day Event

Volunteers at a Community Day event

Project Look school tours

children making art in Project Look studio


The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to discover art. See, make, and be inspired because everyone is an artist. Created by the community, for the community in 1971, the Palo Alto Art Center provides an accessible and welcoming place to engage with art. We serve approximately 150,000 people every year through a diverse range of programs.

The Palo Alto Art Center, Division of Arts and Sciences, City of Palo Alto is funded in part by grants from the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation. The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation gratefully acknowledges support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Yellow Chair Foundation, Acton Family Giving, SVCreates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara, private donations, and members.


Art Center building front facade and lobby entrance showing informative banners and benches for sitting