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.
Learn, discover, and be inspired by exhibitions at the Palo Alto Art Center. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your contact information: email address, phone number, and mailing address.