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#408Creates: Creative Experiences

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Celebrating the power of creative expression, #408Creates programming offers fun, interactive experiences for San Jose residents and supports opportunities for increased creativity citywide.


Programs and Descriptions



Make Music San Jose A citywide celebration of music-making on June 21, open to all.
CityDance San Jose An outdoor series of dance lessons in Plaza de Cesar Chavez from August to October.
Public Art

Neighborhood Galleries initiative to bring artwork to underpasses citywide.


Playa to Paseo partnership with Burning Man Projects to bring interactive artworks to public spaces in San Jose.

Grant Opportunities               

Place-based Grants to neighborhood-based arts businesses.   


Informed by the national Creating Connections research on the benefits of creativity in everyday life, we launched the San Jose Creates and Connects initiative in 2016.

The goal of San Jose Creates and Connects is to connect residents across communities and within neighborhoods through creative, participatory experiences. #408Creates developed out of our San Jose Creates and Connects work.

Through #408Creates programming, we seek to recognize celebrate and promote diverse creative experiences, while building partnerships that enhance opportunities for residents' own creative expression.

Kids drawing with chalk on the #408Creates chalkboard.