Mission Statement

The College of the Canyons Art Gallery is committed to serving the college community and the community at large through exhibitions and programs that enhance curriculum, as well as engage a greater audience in the visual arts. We hope to challenge and stimulate our students and the public by exposing them to new ideas and encouraging them to think independently and creatively about their work and their world.


The gallery curates a variety of exhibitions annually. Our scheduling policy is geared to an interdisciplinary interpretation of art and culture that features the works of historical as well as 21st century artists. Through its exhibitions and educational programs, the gallery is committed to serving our student population by augmenting our curriculum and encourages public participation in this process. In conjunction with exhibitions, the Art Gallery also presents a speaker series which may include lectures, panel discussions and Q and A sessions with the artist.
About the Gallery

The College of the Canyons Art Gallery is an independent program serving the college community and the greater community of the Santa Clarita Valley. The gallery has been in operation since our inaugural exhibition in spring 1997 with the opening of the Fine and Media Arts Building, now known as Mentry Hall. We are located at the north corner of the ground floor, M-108. 

COC Student Art Collection

Established  in 2010, the SAC provides art students an opportunity to compete on a professional level and be included in what will become an important asset for the college. Students learn the importance of presentation and professionalism, while developing the interactive skills required to become a successful artist.


College of the Canyons ARTstART
Promoting Art and Culture in the Santa Clarita Valley.