COVID Safety Policies

Community Ensembles


Welcome back to Art Center East!

We are open with new visitor policies in place in order meet State and County COVID-19 safety requirements and keep you safe. Our ability to keep the building open for classes and gallery visits relies on your willingness to comply with the following:

  • Anyone entering the building is required to wear a mask that covers both nose and mouth for the entirety of their visit.

  • Gallery capacity is limited to 70 people, with no more than 4 visitors allowed in the Gift Gallery at once.

  • Class sizes are limited to 18 students in the main studio, 4 students in the glass studio, and 7 students in the clay studio.

  • All work stations are spaced a minimum of 6 feet apart and/or separated by a divider.

  • Staff will disinfect door handles and commonly shared surfaces throughout open hours.

  • Bathrooms will be disinfected twice daily.


All visitors are required to:

  • Wear a mask that covers both nose and mouth at all times (age 3 and older).

  • Utilize provided hand sanitizer before handling items in the Gift Gallery.

  • Maintain a 6 foot distance from staff and other visitors at all times.

  • Visit the gallery in groups of 10 or fewer.

  • Stay home if you are feeling sick or know you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive or currently has COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Be aware that ACE will have to adjust our safety policies and procedures as County and State guidance requires. Please consult our current requirements before each visit.


Students are expected to:

  • Wash hands for at least 20 seconds upon arrival, and again any time you touch your mouth, nose, or eyes.

  • Sign form acknowledging being free from COVID-19 symptoms each class meeting.

  • Bring your own apron and tools, as necessary.

  • Limit other personal belongings that you bring into the space.

  • At the end of class, clean and disinfect your work station and any communal tools used.

  • Follow additional posted requirements specific to the glass and ceramics studios.

  • ACE is following government guidelines on COVID-19 safety and cleaning procedures, but students are expected to research, assess, and understand their own risk level before choosing to work in an indoor space.