About Us

Exhibition - Under Water - 2023

Our Mission

The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation expands the reach and impact of the Palo Alto Art Center through fundraising and advocacy.


The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation was established in 1973 as the Palo Alto Cultural Center Guild, just two years after the opening of the Palo Alto Community Cultural Center (now the Art Center). The Art Center was established by and for the community after intense lobbying by community citizens to transform its current building (the former City Hall) into a center for art. For 50 years, the Foundation has significantly expanded the impact and reach of the Art Center in the community, spearheading new programs (such as Cultural Kaleidoscope) and providing seed funding to initiate Art Center programs for new audiences in the community.

Contact Us

Palo Alto Art Center Foundation
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Phone: (650) 617-3501
Email: info@paacf.org

Palo Alto Art Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Our tax-id is 94-2382459.

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