Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education, a nonprofit community visual arts school and gallery, inspires individuals to create, appreciate and celebrate art. Since it was founded in 1931, PVAC’s exhibition, education and outreach programs have made the visual arts available, accessible and affordable.
Emphasizing community, there are many ways to become engaged and support the Art Center, including:
- Membership (link)
- Corporate Partners Program (link)
- Planned Giving (link)
- Volunteer (link)
- Give Now (link)
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, lectures, essays and supplementary workshops.
- The Studio School offers art classes for all ages and skill levels in drawing, painting, ceramics, textiles, design, art history, glass blowing and printmaking. Tuition is modest, and financial assistance is available.
- Awards and scholarships. In its 18 years, the Beverly G. Alpay Memorial Education Fund has given over $200,000 to student artists.
- Art experiences for differently-abled youth and adults. Special Mornings works with students in special education classes in Los Angeles County.
- School-based art education for more than 7,000 Palos Verdes Peninsula students each year through Art at Your Fingertips.
- Standards-based art programs for schools through artist-taught workshops, artists residencies and exhibition tours.