The Valley Cultural Coalition’s mission is to ensure the health of the arts and the cultural communities in the Central Valley.


General Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month from 11:30AM-1:00PM. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, January 12 at Arte Americas, 1630 Van Ness. 

We encourage you to attend our 2017 General Meetings to network, partner and collaborate with other community members who share VCC's passion. These monthly meetings will focus on valuable information for the cultural arts sector in the valley each month. The location of the meeting will be announced monthly. Everyone is welcome. 




February 9, 4:30-6PM: Grant Writing Seminar
Don Simmons will be leading a Grant Writing Seminar at Arte Americas, 1630 Van Ness, on February 9 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. Don is well known as an authority on grant writing and has many helpful hints on how to make your grant writing more successful He is professor of Humanics at Fresno State as well as the President and Senior Consultant for Creative Potential Consulting and Training. Tickets are $20 for VCC members, $25 for nonmembers. Reserve your spot by emailing today.




We are pleased to announce that our State of the Arts Luncheon held on October 21 was a smashing success!!! Our main speaker, Dr. Don Simmons, Professor of Humanics at Fresno State was so inspirational. He explained how powerful the arts are to our community. I am truly motivated to continue to promote the arts in the valley. The Tony Award winning musical, Hamilton was so interesting. We learned about the impact Hamilton had in history as well as why he so inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Joaquin Arambula attended the luncheon because he wants to support the arts. Please come to our November 10 General Meeting at Arte Americas from noon to 1PM. Assemblymember Arambula's Deputy Director, Maria Lemus, will be there to hear about our needs.



Luncheon tickets 

Save on your ticket price by joining the Valley Cultural Coalition today for $100 (individuals and small groups).

Dear Coalition Member:

Because of you and others like you, Valley Cultural Coalition (VCC) has created a thriving cultural community for the past 16 years. Our goal is to advance the cultural arts, science, and history in the Central Valley. The VCC Board is committed to building appreciation, participation and support for our cultural arts sector. With your continued involvement, we can speak with a common voice and reach our goal.

We are sending out a weekly newsletter called the Valley Cultural Calendar featuring the activities of our members. Please send your events to me at If you are not receiving the newsletter, please send me your email address.

Your membership is essential to ensure that VCC may continue to connect and define the cultural arts sector for our region. There are numerous member benefits including: Member of the Month, which is a unique promotional opportunity that includes a presentation at the VCC general meeting, promotion of your events in our weekly calendar going out to over 1,000 people, and if you are a non-profit organization, you qualify for a free copier at a very reasonable per copy rate. Contact our office for details.

By uniting together, we can create a thriving cultural arts community and your participation and contributions will continue to transform our Valley. Together we can do great things!

Ann McGowan

Executive Director

Valley Cultural Coalition

7634 N Meridian, Fresno, CA 93720




  • CAC
  • NEA
  • American for the Arts