About Us

Hayward Arts Council
PO Box 126, Hayward, CA 94543
Phone: (510) 538-2787 (538-ARTS)
Please mail all correspondence to PO Box 126, Hayward, CA 94543

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 four galleries in Hayward. Click HERE for more information on individual galleries. 

Join us! Click HERE for membership information. 

Our Mission

The mission of Hayward Arts Council is to promote Hayward as a cultural center and to make the arts easily accessible to all members of the community. We maintain six galleries in Hayward.

In the Downtown Area:
John O'Lague Galleria in City Hall
Gallery Two in City Hall
HAHS Gallery in the Hayward Area Historical Society
Library Galleries at Hayward Public Library

Near the Downtown Area:
Sunset Gallery at the Adult School
Hayward Area Senior Center


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. Others instrumental to the founding of HAC were John O'Lague, Graphic Designer and Artist; Dr. Alan Smith, Dean of Arts, Letters and Sciences at Cal State East Bay; and Dianne Kothe, Arts Manager, HARD.

Hayward Arts Council received Federal 501(c)(3) status in June 1992. For a more comprehensive account of the beginnings of HAC, CLICK HERE for a document by Marlene Teel-Heim, one of the Council's founders. 

Annual Events

Supporting Our Youth

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

Our Supporters: City of Hayward, Hayward Unified School District, California Alliance for the Arts, Alameda County Arts Commission, and Members of the Hayward Arts Council.

P.O. Box 126, Hayward, CA 94543 - 510-538-2787 - haywardartscouncil.org - hac@haywardartscouncil.org