Arts & Culture
Advancing the arts by providing opportunities for community participation and artistic growth.
The Arts and Culture Division of Yuma Parks and Recreation advances the arts by providing distinct opportunities for community participation and artistic growth. Advocacy is strengthened by working with the City of Yuma Parks, Arts and Culture Commission as well as the Public Art Committee. The division manages the operations of the Historic Yuma Theatre and the Yuma Art Center, which is the catalyst for artistic growth in our community.
We seek to increase involvement in the arts through diverse cultural programming targeting a broad audience. Support is extended to arts groups and artists by creating a climate conducive for local artistic development through the priority offering of the facility for non-profit arts use at rates far below the national average. Advocacy is strengthened by working with the City of Yuma Parks, Arts and Culture Commission and the Public Art Committee. These groups help to gather input on public desires and to be the public face for arts support. In working to continually expand our outreach, we are building community awareness through local media partnerships in both English and Spanish. Our vision is for all members of our community to live creative lives by being a part of the arts in Yuma.
Just So You Know
The Arts and Culture Division reserves the right to photograph facilities, activities and program participants for potential future use. All photos will remain the property of the City of Yuma and may be used for publicity or promotion purposes.
For More Information
If you have questions or require more information, including Art Center hours of operation, please contact the Art Center.
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