through Art

Providing free arts education and programming to all underrepresented voices wherever it is needed in San Mateo County and beyond.
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Why Dragonfly Exists

We partner with artists and non-profits to fund new educational art opportunities.
Free art education by artists
Breaking down art funding barriers
Creating community engagement
Celebrating diversity
Inspiring minds and creativity
Lifting up underrepresented communities

Our Initiatives

Whether we're working on providing free art education or a new mural, our initiatives are always geared towards making a positive impact.
Year-long Youth Mentorship at Art Bias
Students from Sequoia High School in Redwood City, Calif., are taking part in a year-long arts mentorship with art instructors at Art Bias studios.
Senior art classes at HIP Housing
Senior residents at HIP Housing are receiving free, monthly art classes courtesy of Art Bias artists.
Honoring the Half Moon Bay Community
Dragonfly Community Arts was honored to fund a mural once again at the San Mateo County Fair, June 3-11, 2023. This year’s mural was dedicated to the farmworkers of Half Moon Bay, CA.
National Poetry Month in Daly City
Dragonfly Community Arts celebrated National Poetry Month with free poetry workshops throughout the month of April 2023.
Creating Community with ArtReach Studios
Artists at ArtReach Studios will have fully-stocked art supplies at its new Burlingame location.
Mount Rollingwood Murals
Students at Rollingwood Elementary in San Bruno, Calif., spent the 2020-2021 school year learning about social justice and the important historical contributions of diverse communities.
Youth Arts at ALAS
Youth in Halfmoon Bay are unleashing their creativity with free weekly painting classes.
Sansei Granddaughters
“Sansei Granddaughters’ Journey: From Remembrance to Resistance,” an art exhibition and educational program commemorating the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Greetings From Daly City Mural
Many hands came together for the sole purpose of uplifting students and the community through art.
Filipino Farmworkers Mural
For many of the young volunteers it was their first time picking up a paintbrush or working on a piece of art of this scale. 

About Dragonfly
Community Arts

Dragonfly Community Arts is committed to providing 100-percent free arts education and programming to all underrepresented voices wherever it is needed in San Mateo County and beyond. We accomplish this by partnering with artists and art non-profits to fund new educational art opportunities or help expand already existing art programs in an effort to ensure future success.


Our partners are the reason we are able to make progress. They enable us to expand our reach and make a greater impact than we could alone.
The Bay Area Mural Program is a nonprofit organization of artists dedicated to facilitating and creating public art. Our vision is to turn bare, blighted walls into artistic gateways into the community's surrounding environment.
ALAS is dedicated to working for social wellness through multicultural practices, mental health care, individualized and collective support related to education, immigration processes, and work, and advocating for the wellbeing of the whole community.
Investing in the creative economy, and ensuring access to arts and culture for all, the Arts Commission supports arts events, programs, outreach, engagement or services that create social vitality in neighborhoods, K-12 schools and with underserved constituencies.
The mission of Art Bias is to create a community where artists have access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. Art Bias provides affordable artist studios, professional development events and resources, exhibition opportunities, and a thriving community of artists interested in each others’ success.