“Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities.” — Michelangelo

When was the last time you expressed yourself through art?

Maybe it’s time to re-engage with your artistic self or explore your inner artist. Both opportunities are waiting for you in our art program. You will find yourself working side by side with residents who are professional artists as well as those experiencing art for the first time.

The art room at The Sequoias Portola Valley is run for and by residents with the goal of celebrating the artist in everyone. To learn more about Art at The Sequoias, click here. Engaging in art projects is a natural way to connect to your creative self and to those around you. Many residents have discovered wonderful new friendships here. You will too.

What artistic endeavors can you enjoy at Portola Valley? The projects are always growing, but here are a few of our most popular ones:

  • Watercolor and oil painting
  • Charcoal and pastel drawing
  • Pottery
  • Papier mache and decoupage
  • Sculpting
  • Woodworking
  • Seasonal art projects
Painting, art
paintbrushes and art supplies

Enjoy regular Paint n’ Sip events…an easel, a canvas, a pallet of paint, a brush, and a glass of wine with friends. Yes, art happens here, and you will love the camaraderie.

Art is everywhere, so you will also want to join your fellow art enthusiasts for outings to art galleries as well as local Bay Area artists’ studios where you can chat with the artists and view their works in progress.

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” Georgia O’Keeffe

Come visit us and enjoy the resident artwork on exhibit at The Sequoias Gallery. We’d love to include one of your projects. Now it’s time to get involved. New friends and fellow artists are waiting!


Our staff receives joy by delighting our residents, their families, and all our guests. It’s one of the many reasons we love coming to work each day. Please contact us anytime. We’re happy to answer your questions and give you and your loved ones a tour of our beautiful community.