The Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council (PCAC) is a non-profit organization that is devoted to encouraging, supporting, and promoting the arts in Pleasanton schools and the local community. This all-volunteer organization has worked hard to create an environment where residents can access a wide range of artistic and cultural opportunities. To achieve this, they have partnered with the municipal government, individual art donors, and other non-profit organizations to fund and organize events, provide public art, and support free activities for the public to enjoy. The PCAC has also been instrumental in managing private donor funds that are designated for public arts projects in Pleasanton.
They have spearheaded fundraising projects such as the Cultural Arts Building, the remodeling of the Amador Theater, and the conversion of the downtown fire station into a black box theater, an art gallery, and art classrooms known as the Firehouse Arts Center. Additionally, they have established awards to recognize high school students who have excelled in musical performance, visual arts, and literary arts (short stories and poetry). The PCAC's mission is to serve the Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) teachers and administrators, PUSD students, and members of the Pleasanton community of all ages and ethnicities. They also collaborate closely with the Ohlone Peoples and California Indian Heritage Center Foundation and the Pleasanton Civic Arts Commission.