In keeping with its original goal of “enriching the cultural climate of the community,” the Palos Verdes Art Center focuses its exhibition program on Southern California artists and themes. The first exhibition was held in 1931. Today, approximately 20 annual exhibitions in galleries showcase a variety of artists, ranging from the regionally-significant to local students, working in all media. Many, curated by the Art Center, feature artists presenting an array of viewpoints highlighting aspects of a single theme. Others are eclectic juried shows. In the smaller galleries, there are occasional one or two-person shows, usually coordinated with a themed exhibition in the largest gallery. Related educational programming includes docent tours, catalogues, lectures and workshops.
The Palos Verdes Art Center’s galleries are open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays (except major holidays).
For more information on exhibition programs please contact Scott Canty, Director of Exhibitions,
PVAC Exhibitions are sponsored, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Docent tours of exhibitions are available to schools and community groups. Tours can be arranged by contacting Gail Phinney at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 310-541-2479, ext. 305.