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  255 N. Market Street, Ste. 124
San Jose, CA 95110
408 494 3590
408 294 3479 (fax)


Angela Kirkner
Executive Director

Roger Watson
Marketing Director

Roberta Rinde
Event Administrator

Bette Kauffman
Office Manager


Jeffrey Jones, President
Suzanne Malone, Vice President
Colleen Head, Secretary
Michael Symons, Treasurer
Jeff Brobst
Roma Dawson
Fernando Hernandez
Gloria Chun Hoo
Sharon Shelgren

Providing education and
opportunities for the community to participate in the arts since 1976


Tapestry began as part of the country's bicentennial celebration and continues to this day with the annual Tapestry Arts Festival each Labor Day Weekend. The festival is a three-day celebration of the visual and performing arts held on the streets of downtown San Jose.  However, this is just the beginning of Tapestry's community arts connection. Revenue from the festival provides seed monies to bring arts outreach to our neighborhoods and arts education to our local schools.