Since 1931, the Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education has been enriching the cultural climate of the community. Building a platform for arts engagement through exhibitions, arts education, and public programs, PVAC provides audiences with sustainable and transformative experiences. Showcasing a wide range of artwork, PVAC presents artists at all stages of their careers. Related educational programming includes guided tours, catalogues, lectures and workshops.
PVAC’s Gallery Hours
10 am – 4 pm Mondays through Saturdays
1 pm – 4 pm Sundays (except major holidays)
The Palos Verdes Art Center/Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education proudly presents its Annual Student Art Exhibition, an exhibition highlighting Peninsula student work. The Annual Student Art Exhibition opens May 1, 2015 in the Yassin and Walker galleries of the Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes CA. The exhibit will run through May 29, 2015.
This exhibition will highlight recent artistic creations from two Palos Verdes Art Center school-based outreach programs: Art At Your Fingertips and Partners in Art. Additionally, there will be a showcase of work from high school students from The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.
Art At Your Fingertips, a 39-year institution at the Palos Verdes Art Center, reaches 7,000 students annually on the Palos Verdes Peninsula with additional partnerships in Title 1 Schools throughout Los Angeles County. Run completely by parent volunteers, AAYF's paramount objective is to help every child feel comfortable using art as a means of communication and expression. The projects on view for this exhibition include: "Joyous Abandon," "Starry SoCal," "Abstract Vistas," "Watts Up," and "Rainforest Birds."
Partners In Art focuses on engaging 6th graders through a two-part program by incorporating the current exhibition program at PVAC. Instructed by PVAC teaching artists, students from Miraleste, Palos Verdes, and Ridgecrest Intermediate schools are brought to the art center to tour the exhibition on view. Afterwards, students work with a visiting artist in the art room to create a work inspired by the exhibition. This year's exhibition features the following projects: "Elements Sticks," (inspired by The Living Room yarn bomb), "Re-imagining Martel," (referencing Paul Jean Martel (1879-1944): Post Impressionist), and "Doors of John Elgin Woolf" (celebrating John Elgin Woolf: Master of Hollywood Regency).