EPACENTER ARTS is inspired by the belief that art transforms lives and shapes communities. We are a Creative Youth Development (CYD) organization in East Palo Alto that uses art to bring families and cultures together. Focusing on ages 12-25, we offer a variety of programs including visual, digital, and performing arts that highlight the cultural heritages of our community’s Latino, African American, and Pacific Islander populations.
Our name (pronounced “eppa-center arts”) refers to the rich cultural energy of our home, the City of East Palo Alto (EPA). East Palo Alto’s power and potential is evident in our young people. At EPACENTER ARTS, we provide opportunities for youth to amplify their creative voices, resulting in a stronger and more vibrant city.