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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts & Humanities Councils & Agencies, Arts Education, Arts Services, Visual Arts

Mission: The Pacific Art League's mission is to enrich lives through art: education, exhibition and community.

Results: Over 1600 students a year take classes and workshops and our Palo Alto studios and now through our partnership with Peninsula Gallery in San Mateo.

Target demographics: adults, youth, famalies and coporations

Geographic areas served: Silicon Valley, north to Burlingame and south to San Jose

Programs: EDUCATION --Classes in various art media (drawing, watercolor, oil painting, acrylic painting, pastel, mixed media, print making) from novice to professional EXIHBITION --Galleries - Main Gallery --Art Rental Program - juried (member and non-menber) artists rent their work to local corporations. --Community Site - juried (member) artists display their work at local non-profits, government offices and restaurants MEMBERSHIP -Opportunities to interact with fellow artists both formally (via lectures, workshops, events) and informally --Opportunities to interact with the community, to participate in and organize competitions OUTREACH --art experiences for children of all ages in special circumstances related to physical, socioeconomic or emotional challenges VOLUNTEERING --A program for the artist and the non-artist to contribute to the health and growth of Pacific Art League COMMUNITY EVENTS First Friday(Every first Friday of the month)

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Ron A.

Board Member

Rating: 4

Since retirement art has become a passion. I discovered PAL as a unique community resource. Learning how to paint and then to create art was just the beginning for me. PAL offered the early courses and workshops, but there was more. This organization that has been around for nearly 100 years offered the opportunity to meet like minded people, to share experiences, and to contribute to the organization to make it stronger. Helping PAL grow and most recently making the new building a reality has been extremely rewarding. Sure there have been frustrations, but life is full of them. Seeing the progress has been equally rewarding with creating a new piece of art.