Our Story

The non-profit, volunteer run Frank Bette Center for the Arts is housed in the turn-of-the-century Victorian at 1601 Paru Street at Lincoln Avenue in Alameda, California. Benefactor Frank Bette was a master antique furniture restorer artist and author. Upon his death in 1999 at the age of 99, he bequeathed the house as “a place for meetings, readings, showings, and other creative doings.” Today, our mission is to build upon Frank’s dream. Artists, art lovers, and collectors are encouraged to view this year’s schedule and to get involved in: Art Exhibits: There is always something fresh and new in the Center’s Main and Signature Galleries plus two satellite galleries in the community, including rotating group and solo shows that present fine arts and crafts, jewelry and textile arts, sculpture, paintings, photography and various modes of literary, music, and mixed media arts. Classes: in a variety of media. Programs: Poetry, Music, life drawing, speaker series.

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