The non-profit, volunteer run Frank Bette Center for the Arts is housed in the lovely yellow turn-of-the-century Victorian at 1601 Paru Street at Lincoln Avenue in Alameda, California.
Benefactor Frank Bette was well known as a master antique furniture restorer. 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.” (Read his history.)
Today, our mission includes fulfilling and building upon Frank’s dream. Artists, art lovers, and collectors are encouraged to view this year’s programs and to get involved in.
Frank Bette gave the community a beautiful building and his generous spirit inspires the character of the Center and the arts. Today, his strengths - serving the community and reaching out to partner creatively with visionary people and organizations – allow the Frank Bette Center for the Arts to strive toward becoming a leading catalyst for creative energy and cultural pride.
The Frank Bette Legacy
Board of Directors