ArtLift Microgrant Projects 2022

The ArtLift Microgrant Program is an ongoing special program launched in 2021. It provides funding for temporary projects by local artists and creatives with the goal of helping the community find connection and joy through the arts and creative outlets while encouraging play, belonging, community participation, and promote shared experiences in and around Palo Alto. Through funding temporary art projects and experiences in our commercial corridors and our residential neighborhoods, ArtLift Microgrants foster safe and creative ways to remain engaged in the arts, reconnect with each other, and come together as a resilient community. ArtLift is being presented in support of the city-wide Uplift Local efforts already underway with the purpose of connecting the community. Taking advantage of unique locations across Palo Alto, artists perform, create or place temporary artworks focused on play, community connectedness and shared experiences, resiliency, empathy, vibrancy, and recovery.

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Upcoming Free ArtLift Events in July & August

Mapping Palo Alto Together by artist Perry Meigs will include a series of free public workshops for youth and adults. This drawing process offer participants the chance to visualize how their daily patterns have changed during the pandemic:

Saturday, July 30, 1:30 - 3 p.m. (All ages) - Rinconada Library, Embarcadero Room
Friday, August 19, 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Mitchell Park Teen Room
Tueday, August 23: 4 - 5:30 p.m. ( All ages) Midtown Room
Wednesday, August 24: 4:30 - 6 p.m. (All ages) Woman’s Club of Palo Alto, Dining Room 

Meet artist Amber Smith and participate in the project Cuppa Joe at Hoover park and bring your used K-pods to donate to the project as she works on creating the artwork on location:

Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 - 11 a.m. from July 25- August 28 at Hoover Park

Small Gestures is a series of workshops with artist Victoria Heilweil offering participants the chance to engage in a conversation about value and beauty through postcard writing:

Sunday, August 21, noon - 4 p.m. at Lytton Plaza

Saturday, August 27, noon - 4 p.m. at Mitchell Park Library