Kingsley Art Club Educational Foundation

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

  Early guests browse the artwork at the reception for the 2022 Crocker Kingsley Exhibit.

The Kingsley Art Club, named for Elbridge Kingsley, artist and engraver, was organized in 1892 by a group of fifteen Sacramento women seeking art education. Education in the arts has lasted for 130 years through quiet evolution. What exists now, in a close relationship with the Crocker Art Museum, are lectures and outreach to many audiences through in person and social media sources.

The club's mission, to promote knowledge, appreciation, and teaching of the arts, is achieved through our various programs.

The Kingsley annually presents eight lectures at the Crocker Art Museum featuring, generally, Northern California speakers knowledgeable in the arts. Retrospectives of an artist’s career, emerging artists, and developments in the surrounding art communities are the topics of the programs.

Other programs include:

  1. volunteer docents for the elementary school arts education programs,
  2. the high school Inspirations Exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum,
  3. the community college Merit Awards Exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum,
  4. the Kingsley Initiative supporting BIPOC art and artists, and
  5. the Crocker Kingsley Exhibit showcasing premiere names in American art.

Giving Activity


The Kingsley Art Club's mission is to promote the knowledge and appreciation of art, and to promote and encourage the teaching of the arts.


We need funding to continue the many outreach programs that we sponsor within the arts community, including:

the Art Docent Program for elementary students,

the Inspirations Exhibit for High School students,

the Merit Awards for Community College students,

the Kingsley Initiative for supporting BIPOC artists, and

the Teacher2Teacher program for training art docents and teachers.

Equity Statement

Organization Data


Organization name

Kingsley Art Club Educational Foundation

Year Established


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Mission Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

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Organization Need

Funding: Program

Demographics Served

General population

Local Counties Served





317 Santa Ynez Way
Sacramento, CA 95816

Service areas

Sacramento County, CA, US

Yolo County, CA, US

Yuba City, CA, US

West Sacramento, CA, US