Art For Action Call to Action

NOTE:  Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this event has been postponed.  We are working with the City of San Ramon to reschedule it for later this year.  Stay tuned! 

Join us for this unique opportunity to learn how local communities are being impacted by our country’s prescription drug and opioid misuse/abuse epidemic and what action can be taken to turn this public crisis around.

When: April 26, 2020 from 1-4 PM
Where: San Ramon Community Center | 12501 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon
FREE and Family Friendly!

Through various forms of art, educational workshops and interactive activities, we plan to inspire and equip you to educate friends and family and to learn how YOU can personally make a difference.

Includes various art forms that will be exhibited and available for purchase to help support local prevention programs 

Additional Event Features:

  • Interpretive dance and vocalist performances
  • Hidden in Plain Sight parent activity
  • Youth activities and Art Contest Awards
  • Educational Info tables
  • Photo Booth
  • Food Trucks


  • Basic Prescription Drug Safety
  • Non-Pharmacological Health Care Options
  • Naloxone Training (with FREE opioid overdose rescue kit distribution)

Hosted by NCAPDA and the Alameda and Contra Costa County MEDS Coalitions

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

  • City of San Ramon
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • San Ramon Chamber of Commerce

Sponsorship Inquiries: or 925-480-7723

Hosted by NCAPDA and the following San Francisco Bay Area Prevention Coalitions: 
Alameda MEDS Coalitions
Contra Costa County MEDS Coalition
Santa Clara County Opioid Overdose Prevention Project


We are looking for artists to participate in our Art for Action event who can reach out to our attendees both visually and emotionally through all forms of art, including but not limited to:

  • Fine Art
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Textile Art

Although all forms of art will be considered, we especially welcome pieces that creatively speak in some way to the issue that ‘Art for Action’ is focused on.  Ideally, art exhibited will stimulate open and inspiring conversation that can help break down stigma and drive personal action.

Cost and Sales: There is a low entry fee of $25 to submit up to 3 pieces of art. NCAPDA will process all art sales and retain a 15% commission plus a 3% credit card fee (if applicable).

Call for Artists Flyer: The thumbnail image below links to a printable version of the flyer:

Sign up by completing these two steps:

Questions?: Contact NCAPDA at or 925-480-7723


High School Art Contest Section

Qualifications: All public, private and home-schooled students attending high school, grades 9-12, in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California.

Cash prizes to be awarded:

  • 1st Place – $100
  • 2nd Place – $75
  • 3rd Place – $50

Submission Deadline:
March 27, 2020

Note: All contest participants are encouraged to attend NCAPDA’s Art for Action event on April 26, 2020 at the San Ramon Community Center where the top 20 winners will be recognized, and the top 3 winners will be awarded cash prizes.

IMPORTANT:  View the contest guidelines, scoring rubric and rules

Questions?: Contact NCAPDA at or 925-480-7723

Hosted by NCAPDA and the Alameda and Contra Costa County MEDS Coalitions