San Mateo County is home to many remarkable artists, painters, illustrators, sculptors, digital artists, musicians, performers, dancers, actors, poets, writers, filmmakers, graphic designers, arts educators, and fashion designers. These partners make it possible to embrace and celebrate the joys that the arts provide to our community. Art and culture are instrumental in creating a vibrant community by giving voice to all members of our community, employing essential workers, and empowering us to recover, reflect, and build. 

To empower our partners, we will feature arts and cultures organizations and individual artists on a rotating basis so that we might share the exciting essential work and programs that make San Mateo County extraordinary. 

  • BraveMaker
    • BraveMaker is a nonprofit that exists to elevate brave voices for justice, diversity, and inclusion.... 
  • EPACENTER
    • Our Mission Our mission is to increase opportunities for youth to discover and amplify their talents, realize their potential, and impact the world through art and design. Our Values Authentic. We are...
  • Jane Henri
    • Artist Statement I call my style of painting “minor abstractions.”  That’s because I apply watercolor and acrylics using strong colors and shapes...
  • Lory Y. Kitamura
    • Once I retired from the work-a-day-world, I picked up a piece of charcoal, a pencil, then colored pencils and markers, and finally pastels.... 
  • Ruth Waters
    • Sixty+ years as sculptor and thirty-five years as community art administrator came together for Ruth Waters is a Seattle native....