About Us 

Hayward Arts Council
22100 Princeton St., H2, (in the Adult School), Hayward, CA 94541
Phone: (510) 538-2787 (538-ARTS)
Current Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10AM to 4PM

The Hayward Arts Council is here for you as an artist or patron. We embrace all forms of art in the entire Hayward California region – part of the San Francisco Greater Bay Area.

The Hayward Arts Council maintains several galleries in Hayward. Click HERE for more information on individual galleries. 

Join us! Click HERE for membership information. 


In the early 1980s, Alameda County Art Commission encouraged representatives from each of the member cities to consider establishing arts councils to serve a variety of arts in their cities.  Commissioner Marlene Teel (later Teel-Heim) worked with the Hayward City Council to form the Hayward Arts Council in 1983.  From the beginning, Hayward Arts Council has worked to be responsive to community needs and to stimulate interest in the arts.

The Council has been housed in several locations since its inception, and is currently situated in the Hayward Area Historical Society building at the corner of Foothill and Russell. 

Annual Events

Besides rotating exhibits at our five venues around town, HAC also participates in annual events, sometimes partnered with other organizations. Such events include our Fund Raiser held in the Rotunda in City Hall, the Wine Walk (Passeio Do Vinho) in Downtown Hayward, our Holiday Giftique at the Foothill Gallery, and the Hayward Band and Orchestra Festival.

The Hayward Arts Council collaborates with the Hayward Area Historical Society in events and programs, with the Federated Women's Club Art Show, and with the Hayward Unified School District, Chabot College, and CSUEB. HAC provides judges for the Recycling Essay and Poster Contest for the City of Hayward and art easels for the City Hall open house in May.

Supporters of the Hayward Arts Council include the Alameda County Arts Commission, City of Hayward, Hayward Area Historical Society, and members of the Hayward Arts Council.

Hayward Arts Council – Promoting the arts in Hayward for over 30 years.