Your safety and well-being are always of the highest importance to all of us at PVAC. In light of the evolving COVID-19 health crisis, the Palos Verdes Art Center campus, including galleries and the office, is temporarily closed to the public through May 15.  All meetings, including artist groups, are canceled until further notice. We continue to monitor the recommendations of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and state and local governments.

In addition, Spring Classes scheduled for April 6 – June 9 have been canceled due to continuing public health concerns. However, Summer Classes will be extended from six to nine weeks and will run June 22 – August 22. Registration fees for the Spring term will be credited towards Summer Classes; registration dates to be announced.

PVAC staff will be answering email and phone messages Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm at (310) 541-2479 and

We will keep you updated via email and social media. Please visit our website,, for information on upcoming exhibitions, classes and fundraisers. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

During this time of closure, PVAC maintenance staff is deep cleaning the campus and sanitizing all surfaces, including doorknobs, counters and work tables.
Please know the best way to protect yourself is:
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).
  • Facemasks are most effective when used appropriately by health care workers and people who are sick.
  • Get a flu immunization shot to prevent influenza if you have not done so this season.
Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus):

For Los Angeles County updates, check these social media channels:

°  Los Angeles County

°  Los Angeles County Department of Public Health