About Palenke Arts


Our mission is to educate and inspire the community of Seaside through the arts


We will accomplish our mission by:
  • Offering educational workshops in a variety of artistic forms, including music, dance, spoken word, and digital arts led by professional artists.
  • Providing youth and adults in our community a safe space to create and collaborate.
  • Supporting youth and adults in developing an individualized series of artistic expressions.
  • Giving the members of our community the opportunity to perform in formal and informal settings, and enjoy high-quality multicultural performances.


Our vision is to create a vibrant and inclusive Multicultural Arts Center in the city of Seaside, offering courses and performances in a multitude of art forms. We envision creating a facility that will feature:

  • an intimate state-of-the-art performing arts center
  • classroom, office and rehearsal spaces
  • inviting outdoor and indoor gathering spaces
  • a recording studio and computer lab
  • a painting/drawing studio and an art gallery

When Palenke Arts will have succeeded in our work, we will have built a better community of multicultural interdisciplinary artists, performers, students, educators and community members who have transcended their individual differences, and built a better community through the arts.