Take care of your creative self
Though not open yet, downtown’s arts organizations and museum galleries can still support your artistic interests and provide inspiration for your creative projects. Paint, make music and have fun.
Address: 490 S 1st St.
Beyond the Boards is a virtual series of conversations that take you behind the scenes of their work for an in-depth look at the creative process and how it shapes our communities and the “New American Theatre”.
Address: 180 Woz Way.
For little ones, check out The Children’s Discovery Museum’s virtual museum with hands-on activities and fun learning opportunities to keep kids educated at home.
Address: 529 S 2nd St.
The show must go on (virtually)! City Lights presents a video recording of their world-premiere play “Coded,” about a gamer with a plan to revolutionize virtual-reality gaming, until things get too surreal when the virtual world begins to invade the real one.
Address: 111 West Saint John St, #110
Virtually travel around the world to see art with Google Arts & Culture, a platform providing public online viewing to some of the world’s most prominent art museum exhibits.
Address: 101 Paseo De San Antonio (between 2nd and N 3rd St)
The Hammer Theatre presents National Theatre at Home, with exclusive screenings of the best of West End theatre for San Jose.
Address: Pacific Hotel Building, 1650 Senter Rd.
Stay educated and stimulated at home with one of History San Jose’s many online exhibits. Follow their social media to see the many different sides of History San José, from unique pieces of the collection to mini-tours of historic buildings.
Address: 196 North 3rd Street
For dancers and those who have always wanted to learn, New Ballet offers free online ballet classes for a wide range of ages and stages and a Ballet Boot Camp for adult beginners (held on Thursdays at 6 pm).
Address: 560 S 1st Street.
Stay inspired with San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art’s #ICAStaysTogether campaign, where you’ll get a daily activity to channel your creative energy.
Address: 310 S 1st St.
Live From Home features artists performing a 30-minute concert from home that’s live streamed via San Jose Jazz’s digital platforms through Facebook Live on Monday and Thursday evenings at 7pm PST (times may vary per stream). Artists will perform three songs and answer questions live from the online audience.
Address: 110 S Market Street
San Jose Museum of Art encourages us to stay connected by listening to each other. You can share your thoughts or feelings with SJMA through their social media by using #ShowMeSJMA. Also, clear your mind and enjoy the present moment with SJMA’s guided meditations.
Address: 520 S 1st Street
Tour San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles’ newest exhibit, “I was India: Embroidering Exoticism,” virtually led by Bay Area artist Kira Dominguez Hultgren.
Address: 72 N 5th Street
Steinway Society offers ways for you to still enjoy artists’ music from your home with video clips of each month’s scheduled performer. Check out Alexander Sinchuk, playing Rachmaninoff.
rtist Kira Dominguez Hultgren.
Address: 201 S Market Street
The Tech Interactive has a virtual field trip for you to explore the exhibits and meet those working in the tech industry. Also, check out what hands-on learning activities you and your kids can do at home.