Since 1931, Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education has provided essential art and art education programming to the communities of Palos Verdes and the South Bay. As a privately supported nonprofit, our remarkable longevity has been made possible through the generosity of our friends, who have time and again contributed to our success. To continue to serve the community, we ask your support for our 2019–2020 Annual Fund campaign.
Our exhibitions celebrate our local artists and also bring important national and international artistic programming to our communities. This December, PVAC is honored to present Jan Napolitan: Joy / 40 Years in the Ceramics Studio, a retrospective of works by one of the Art Center’s most beloved instructors along with The Winter Show: PVAC Members Juried Exhibition. These exhibitions follow On the Surface: Wallpaper from 1797 to the Present, recently heralded by Architectural Digest, Southbay HOME, and the Los Angeles Times.
Our Palos Verdes community continues to be well served by PVAC. Art At Your Fingertips docents taught lessons to over 7,000 local school children this year, while classes taught at The Studio School provide foundation skills to aspiring artists of all ages.
Outreach to nearby communities is enhanced by the John Wessel Photography Program, which this fall taught photography fundamentals to youth in Harbor City for the third year. We continue photography classes at The Beacon House, a men’s residential addiction treatment program. With your gift, these art programs and more will continue and grow.
Funds raised in this annual campaign go directly to current operations, supporting our classes, exhibitions, community education, and outreach programs – especially for children. With your help, we can reach our $50,000 goal for the 2019–2020 Annual Fund.
Please give as generously as you can.
Leslie A. Burke
Interim CEO / Executive Director