Our Annual Events


April 23 2017, PHS campus, Piedmont

NEW: Art is Education will be part of the Annual Piedmont School Maker Faire this year.
Detailed info will follow soon.

Fall 2017 • Location TBD

The Birdhouse Gala & Auction, PAINTS’ annual signature fundraising event, was conceived eight years ago as an exciting way of linking the annual Piedmont High School Bird Calling Contest (a quirky competition that used to bring local students onto Late Night birdwith David Letterman to perform their winning bird calls) back to our community’s art scene to fund raise for art education. Each year the gala showcases the work of Bay Area artists as well as our own student artists who donate original works that range in style from elegant to whimsical, humorous to political. The pieces (bird houses, paintings, prints, sculptures, etc…) are sold through a lively auction which is held in a lush Piedmont home garden, and is a sell-out event each year with attendance of 200+ people. PAINTS gala has grown in popularity due to its unique character as a fun and original arts event where the art, wine and food are all first rate. To top it all off, the Piedmont High School Bird Calling contestants make a brief appearance to regale us with their calls. There is no more popular party in Piedmont!

September 2017 @ Beach Playground

fish s For many years, PAINTS has sponsored a Chalk Art Festival at the Beach playground. For the last two years, we have joined forces with the Beach Dad’s Club (and their delicious Pancake Breakfast) as well as with the international Chalk4Peace Festival, where people around the world will repaint the planet with the color of peace! What a great combination! Chalk art squares are $10 and the pancakes start flipping at 9am.