Sun Gallery
Hayward Area Forum of the Arts
Building Community
Through Creativity

1015 E Street
Hayward , CA , 94541

The Sun Gallery presents our Annual

Day of the Dead Exhibit 

Exhibit Dates: Oct. 13 - Nov. 4
Artists Reception & Celebration: 
Sat. Nov. 4 from 2-6


Veterans Art Project Exhibition at Sun Gallery

The Veterans Art Project coordinated by the Alameda County Arts Commission at the Oakland Vet Center will be featured in an exhibition in the Ken Cook Room at Sun Gallery in Hayward, CA. Artworks include visual storytelling, textile artworks, paintings, and collaborative community artworks.

For the last two years, the Veterans Art Project has brought creative expression workshops to the Oakland Vet Center to support the crucial services provided to our Alameda County veterans and their families. The goal is to provide Veterans with opportunities to express themselves in a supportive environment, explore visual art making techniques, and engage in community building. Over the course of 10 art activities in the past year, 200 Veterans created art during counseling groups and community events. This project is funded by the California Arts Council.


Artworks created through the Veterans Art Project will be on view Friday, September 8 - Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Sun Gallery at 1015 E St in Hayward. The gallery is open Friday - Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm. It is free and open to the public.  

The public is invited to the Artists Reception on Saturday, September 16 from 1 - 2:30 pm. 

The art projects on display include:

  • ·         Collaborative project “Wishes, Hopes and Dreams Community Tree” involving 50 Veteran participants.
  • ·         Vietnam Veteran “Then and Now” Photo Project featuring service photos, current photos and writing by 16 participants in two Vietnam Veteran counseling groups.
  • ·         Collaborative quilt “Darkness Seeking Light: Life Reframed” featuring textile art by 13 participants in the Women’s Military Sexual Trauma counseling group.
  • ·         Canvas paintings by 6 Veterans who participated in an acrylic painting workshop.
  • ·         Additional collaborative art projects created during community events at Oakland Vet Center.


This exhibition is free and open to the public during open hours. For more information about the exhibition, please call (510) 891-5716.


The Sun Gallery

Building Community Through Creativity


1015 E St. Hayward, Ca.


Free Admission 11-5pm Friday-Sunday


The Sun Gallery is a 50lc3 non-profit organization supported in part by the City of Hayward, H.A.R.D., its membership, ACAC ARTSFUND Grant, El Taquito #2 Hayward, Dr. Marion Kramer, Assemblyman District 20 Bill Quirk, Joy Rowan & Bruce Barret 

and Carpenters Union Local 713

Community through Creativity

Through Creativity


Since 1976, Sun Gallery has stimulated continuing community interest in the arts and expanded the image of the City of Hayward as a cultural center. We provide visual art exhibitions and educational programs that reflect the diverse cultural populations of Hayward and its surrounding area.


Building Community


The gallery acts in partnership with local institutions of education and government, businesses and corporations, and community service organizations to develop quality visual arts programming that welcomes and engage audiences of all ages, in order to enhance the relationship between the visual arts and day to day life experiences.


The Sun Gallery is a 501c3 non-profit organization