The Arvada Center produces and creates arts, humanities, education, and entertainment that are designed to help you see, hear, feel, and think a little deeper. By supporting the Arvada Center, you allow local creatives to produce work that inspires and enlightens the community.
"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
"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