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 120,000 people every year through a diverse range of programs.
The Palo Alto Art Center is owned and operated by the City of Palo Alto as a program of the Division of Arts and Sciences, Department of Community Services.The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation was founded in 1973 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides financial support and advocacy to the Art Center though a public/private partnership that allows us to enhance our reach and impact in the community.
1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
For more than 30 years, Project Look has provided fun, educational and memorable art experiences to thousands of students in Palo Alto and the surrounding area. Through interactive exhibition tours, followed by related hands-on activities, the program offers students and teachers a well-rounded field trip taught by volunteer docents and professional artist educators at a nominal fee.
In 2013, Project Look was awarded the State Superintendent’s Award for Excellence in Museum Education!