Your Resource for Performing, Visual and Literary Art in San Mateo!                              P.O. Box 6216, San Mateo CA 94403

"When I was a kid, a book I read advised young artists to be themselves. That decided it for me. I was a corny kind of guy, so I went in for corn. "

Walt Disney

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

Pablo Picasso

Please support your local arts community!

Thank you!


The arts are for everyone! They inspire, educate, entertain, document and comment on the pulse of the day. The arts nurture our need for beauty, respond to our sense of aethetics, energize our creativity, stimulate our minds and hearts, engage us in discussion, deepen our perspective, enable our expression and give order and meaning to our lives. A vibrant and successful city - one that is world class with a strong sense of community - is one in which the arts flourish and inspire. Art programs and events make a difference to those considering where to live, and also attract visitors, add jobs, and bring business to our community.

Volunteering...It’s a Work of Heart!

Come get involved – Volunteers are the backbone of an arts organization. Volunteering is a great way to meet people and  to have fun, to gain new skills or develop existing ones – and it is an opportunity to make a real difference. We are always looking to welcome new volunteers to our team.

Contact us today at

   Volunteer Opportunities

  • Art Events
  • High School Arts
  • Committees
  • Media and Publicity
  • Board of Director
  • Fundraising

San Mateo High School Drama"The Leader of the Pack"
San Mateo High School Drama Department

Did you know that there are more than 50 Public Art Pieces in the City of San Mateo?

Download your FREE
Art in Public Places

Become a Member!

Membership contributions are vital to sustaining the activities and programs of City Arts of San Mateo. Funds go toward art programs and events, artist commissions, community outreach, and arts education.Choose a membership that works for you or your organization.

To join us, download and complete our Membership Form

   Individual Membership

    Friend of City Arts of San Mateo: $25-$99
    Patron $100-$249

    Benefits of Membership

  • Satisfaction that you are making a positive difference in your community
  • Advance notice of City Arts of San Mateo events and activities
  • Ability to deduct contribution from your taxes to the extent the law allows

   Business Sponsorship

    Project Sponsor: $250-$499
    Benefactor: $500+

    Benefits of Sponsorship

  • All the benefits of Individual Membership
  • Receive credit as a sponsor of a specific project
  • Opportunity for your company logo to appear on all marketing materials pertaining to the project your company sponsors
  • Opportunity for your company name to be included in any press release pertaining to the event or project your company sponsors
  • Company logo displayed on the City Arts of San Mateo website

Volunteers are like Henry Ford...
They have better ideas.
Volunteers are like Coke...
They're the real thing.
Volunteers are like Pan Am...
They make the going great.
Volunteers are like Pepsi...
They've got a lot to give.
Volunteers are like Dial Soap...
They care more.

Don't you wish everybody did?

Volunteers are like V05 Hairspray...
Their goodness holds in all kinds of weather.
Volunteers are like Hallmark Cards...
They care enough to give their very best.
Volunteers are like Standard Oil...
You expect more and you get it!

But Most of All...

Volunteers are like Frosted Flakes...

Home | About Us | Gallery | Resources | Events | High School Art | Support | Contact Us

Copyright © 2019 City Arts of San Mateo