Palo Alto Art Galleries
Tap into California’s crafty side at the premiere art galleries in Palo Alto, a chic city gem in the San Francisco Bay area. Visit the popular cultural arts attractions for a fun afternoon feasting your eyes on inspired works of imagination. Gallery House is the oldest gallery in the region, featuring photography, digital art, paintings, printmaking, sculpture, and more. As a high quality community arts center, you can explore the local scene further at Palo Alto Art Center, which also boasts beautifully remodeled architecture. From El Camino Real to Newell Road, you won’t be disappointed by the variety of displays and diverse mix of talent.
This summer, you won’t want to miss “Figures and Faces” and “Abstractions and Realities,” two thought-provoking themes explored at the Pacific Art League on Ramona Street. You can check out the website for more information as you plan your visit: pacificartleague.org. Also check out the First Friday Art Event, kicking off a new month with a different medium to display. The two new exhibitions will continue through August and are free to the general public.
If these works of art whet your appetite, continue tapping into your arty side at Cantor Arts Center, housed on the campus of Stanford University. This summer, you can catch “Hercules: Renaissance Hero” for some mythology-style masterpieces. Plus, “Storied Past: Four Centuries of French Drawings” adds a global perspective with 60 French Drawings. The school also offers a Contemporary Art Tour, focused on the contemporary art collection in the Friedenrich Family Gallery. As one of the nation’s top-ranked universities, Stanford is abounding with fascinating finds for any art lover.
Before August 31, you can experience Gallery 9 Summer Art, as 30 Bay Area artists display their pieces and self-published art books. Located in Los Altos, you can find more information at www.gallery9losaltos.com. Enjoy a great gallery with a sampling of the grape at Vino Locale, presenting the paintings of local artist Judy Gittelsohn this summer. And don’t forget about the Rengstorff Arts Festival, showcasing local talent at the Community School for Music and Arts through September.