Palos Verdes Art Center

Palos Verdes Art Center

Since it was founded in 1931, PVAC’s exhibition, education and outreach programs have made the visual arts available, accessible and affordable. This non-profit community visual arts school and gallery inspires individuals to create, appreciate and celebrate art.

Palos Verdes Art Center provides an economically and ethnically diverse community with:

  • Free art exhibitions, featuring national, international and regionally significant artists and juried exhibitions. Related educational programming includes docent tours, catalogues, lectures and supplementary workshops.
  • Studio art classes for all ages and skill levels in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, digital art, art history, photography, printmaking and wearable art. Tuition is modest and financial assistance is available.
  • Awards and scholarships. In its 17 years, the Beverly G. Alpay Memorial Education Fund has given almost $200,000 to students and artists.
  • Art experiences for differently-abled youth and adults. Special Mornings works with students in special education classes in Los Angeles County. Volunteers teach art to adults at Canyon Verde in Redondo Beach.
  • School-based art education for more than 7,000 Palos Verdes Peninsula students each year through Art at Your Fingertips and Partners in Art.
  • Standards-based art programs for schools through artist-taught workshops, artists residencies and exhibition tours.
  • Attractive rental space for weddings, parties and meetings.
  • Opportunities to volunteer and to network with other artists.

Palos Verdes Art Center
5504 Crestridge Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 541-2479

Gallery Hours

Mondays – Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm
Sundays 1 – 4 pm
(closed major holidays)

Office Hours

Mondays – Fridays 9 am – 5 pm

View our South Bay events calendar for upcoming events & activities.


NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going.
While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, it is subject to change without notice.

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