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, November 10 at Arte Americas, 1630 Van Ness. 

We encourage you to attend our 2016 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. 

We are pleased to announce that our State of the Arts Luncheon will be held on October 21, 2016 from 11:00 - 1:30 at the Pacific Southwest Building, 1058 Fulton. Lunch will be served by Garza's Catering. You won't want to miss bidding on our outstanding silent auction items including art, tickets and memberships from several arts groups in the valley.

Our main speaker will be Dr. Don Simmons, Professor of Humanics at Fresno State.  Earlier this year, Don spoke at one of our General Meetings and was so well received that everyone asked him to return. Don will be speaking on  building a successful nonprofit, grant writing, and marketing.  We are so excited to have such an expert in his field present at our luncheon.

We will be viewing a video of the Tony Award winning musical, Hamilton, narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda.  The video will provide a behind the scenes view of how the musical was developed. 

Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Tables of 10 are $250 for members and $350 for nonmembers. Be sure to renew your membership before the luncheon to get the discounted rate. Email with any questions. 

Buy your tickets today!

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