The Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council (PCAC) is devoted to inspiring, sustaining, and advancing the arts in our Pleasanton schools and local community. To reflect our cultural diversity, the PCAC has created a pilot program with media, outreach, and participation designed to support communities across the state after the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pleasanton Cultural Arts Foundation (PCAF) was established in 2004 as an extension of the PCAC to take the lead role in promoting the Firehouse Arts Center. This includes raising private funding, corporate donations, and foundation grants to support the construction of the Firehouse Arts Center in downtown Pleasanton and funding ongoing arts activities in Pleasanton.
The PCAC also awards honors to Pleasanton high school students who have excelled in musical performance, visual arts, and literary arts (short stories and poetry). Additionally, they actively supported and gathered community support for the construction of the Cultural Arts Building to host artistic activities. The Firehouse Arts Center is a focal point that stimulates the economic growth and vitality of downtown Pleasanton. It provides support to manage the funding of the work of artists and artistic organizations in popular and traditional artistic expressions.
The Ohlone Peoples and California Indian Heritage Center Foundation also works with the Pleasanton Civic Arts Commission of the Pleasanton Unified School District. The PCAF offers a variety of programs for local artists to explore their creative potential. These include grants for individual artists, workshops for emerging artists, and residencies for established artists. The PCAF also provides educational programs for students of all ages, including classes on painting, drawing, photography, music, theater, dance, and more. The PCAF also hosts a variety of events throughout the year that celebrate local art and culture.
These include art exhibitions, concerts, film screenings, lectures, workshops, and more. These events are open to all members of the community and provide an opportunity for people to come together to appreciate art in all its forms. The PCAF is committed to providing resources for local artists to help them reach their full creative potential. Through its various programs and events, it is helping to create a vibrant arts community in Pleasanton that will continue to grow and thrive for years to come.