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About Pro Arts


Pro Arts' vision is to inspire creativity, community and change. Celebrating our 40th Anniversary in 2014, we've evolved into a vital artistic hub for Oakland and the Bay Area. We engage public audiences, artists, and youth in and through the arts via three key program areas: Visual Arts, Arts Education and Artist Services. Annually, Pro Arts produces over 20 exhibitions, exhibits over 600 artists, and conducts over 700 art classes for youth.

View Pro Arts' Calendar for all gallery happenings.


Pro Arts is an Oakland-based regional organization that encourages change in and through the arts to invigorate our communities.

Strategic Plan

Download PDF strategic Plan 2014-2016


Support for Pro Arts programs is provided, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The San Francisco Foundation, East Bay Community Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, The Thomas J Long Foundation, and Clorox Foundation.

Over two-thirds of Pro Arts' operating budget is community supported. Pro Arts partners with artists to support their artistic practice, build capacity, advocate for the arts and nurture our communities. You can make a difference.

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