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Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

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General Information

General
Official Name
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
N/A
Former Name(s)
(2015)Arvada Council for the Arts and Humanities, Inc.
Acronym
-
Date Established
1976
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
84-0849472
Addresses
Headquarters Address
6901 Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada, CO 80003
Colorado Location
6901 Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada, CO 80003
Mailing Address
6901 Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada, CO 80003
Other Address
N/A
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
720-898-7200
Fax Number
720-898-7204
Other Phone Number
801-631-0903
Web/Email
Email
info@arvadacenter.org
Website
www.arvadacenter.org
Social Media Links
       

Mission Statement

The Arvada Center celebrates and elevates the human condition with engaging arts, humanities, education, and entertainment that expand the cultural landscape for everyone who visits us.

Organization History

The Arvada Center began as a place to preserve local history. Thanks to forward-thinking citizens, what was merely a heritage museum expanded to become a multidisciplinary organization that is now a model for arts centers across the nation. Dedicated on July 4, 1976, the Arvada Center welcomed nearly 12,000 people its first year. It now ranks among the top ten most attended cultural organizations in metro Denver and is one of the leading employers of creative people in Colorado. Through its diversity of programming, continuous commitment to the underserved and nationally recognized services for individuals with disabilities, the Arvada Center serves nearly 300,000 visitors annually. With nearly half of its patrons coming from outside Arvada and surrounding Jefferson County, its influence now extends far beyond its name. The Arvada Center is celebrating its 43rd season dedicated to enriching, inspiring and educating all ages.

Testimonials

"Dream, believe and achieve. That's what the Arvada Center is all about. You get a dream, and then believe you can do it, and then achieve it if you want ‑ in all the arts."- Patti Wagner, Volunteer and mother of two Dance Academy Alumni

"Music is universal. It's something everyone understands. People can speak completely different languages but can all play the same music. FRYS is a really nice outlet in the community to prove that music is universal."- Jack Golden, Violinist, Front Range Youth Symphony (FRYS)

"The schools where I work are low-income, so many of our kids would never have the opportunity to take a dance, art or drama class or any of the wonderful things that the Arvada Center brings to us. " - Debra Shirley, Enrichment Coordinator, Jefferson County Public Schools

"The Arvada Center's welcoming, festival atmosphere is the ideal backdrop to showcase some of the region's finest arts organization." - Peg Long, Former SCFD Executive Director

"I grew up here as a student, then went on to dance professionally. Thank you for supporting the Center and allowing students to find self-expression to further themselves not only in art but in their lives." -Kate Wagner, Instructor and former Dance Student

"I love the awe when you walk in and how the Center opens up your mind. The beauty the Arvada Center is willing to share with us is wonderful from live theatre to the galleries and the classrooms."-Sandy Hartgens, Volunteer, Parent and Theatre Patron

"The Arvada Center's artist-in-residence program is very important for someone who wants to pursue becoming an artist. It's given me more confidence in my own art and the courage to start exhibiting my work." - John Hamilton, Ceramics Instructor and Artist-in-Residence

"I am amazed at the level of artwork at the Arvada Center. It rivals most other galleries in the area, and I think most people don't realize that until they come here for the first time." -Scot Odendahl, Artist and Coordinator of the Jefferson County High School Art Exhibition

"It's about how music transcends all boundaries and brings people together" - Arvada Press's Clarke Reader reviews 'Sister Act'

"A triumph of design, direction, and execution." - PatrickDorn.com reviews 'Bus Stop'

"There's no place like home for the holidays, and the Arvada Center is making sure of that this holiday season." - BroadwayWorld's Chris Arneson reviews 'I'll Be Home for Christmas'

"Exactly the kind of risk a black-box theater should undertake" - Westword's Juliet Whittman reviews 'The Drowning Girls'

"There is a reverent awe with this never-better production" - Colorado Theatre Reviews review of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'


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