Adobe Art Center in Castro Valley
20395 San Miguel Ave
Castro Valley, CA 94602
The Adobe Gallery was opened to the public on March 8, 1978 to serve the artists in Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, and San Leandro. It has proved to be a wonderful community resource in Castro Valley, celebrating and promoting the visual arts. Just adjacent to the center, which offers a wonderful variety of art classes and workshops, is an excellent venue for displaying the many styles and mediums of art produced by accomplished artists in the area. The structure itself was built in the 1920′s by the WPA, who used adobe bricks that had been excavated from the area. They also created a beautiful copper bas relief sculpture over the fireplace which depicts the history of the area. The building served the Castro Valley School District for many years as a PTA facility, kindergarten, and day school. It is located in an elm grove that was planted by the Castro Valley Boy Scouts in 1926. The Adobe Gallery currently displays approximately nine exhibits per year, several of which are group exhibits such as the Area Artists Annual Juried Exhibit, the Art Inc. Members Exhibit, and the Spring at the Adobe Open Exhibit. Also featured are student art exhibits, children’s art, and Senior art festivals. There are several smaller invitational exhibits periodically throughout the year. Portfolios are viewed at the facility from March through May for the following year.
Call 510-881-6835 for more information.