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Why Support the Arts?

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.

Richard O'Hanlon

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.


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Volunteer Opportunities

  • Art Events

  • High School Arts

  • Committees

  • Media and Publicity

  • Board of Director

  • Fundraising

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

  • 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

Benefits of Membership

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

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