Arts Education Program News & Events
11th St. Bridge Civic Art Project Reception
Please join the Tracy Arts Commission (TAC) to celebrate the coming completion of the 11th Street Bridge Civic Art Project!
A public reception will be held on Tuesday, November 14th, from 6 – 8 PM in the Pombo Lobby – 2nd Floor.
The TAC has collaborated with City Staff and local historians to provide vision and input since 2011, in effort to create a unique landmark. The project features a series of porcelain enamel signs with vintage images, highlighting the local history of the Lincoln Highway across 11th St. and through the business district. The signs will be installed on the bridge pilasters running across pedestrian walkways. With educational content, Art Deco light poles and other attractive design features, the new structure will honor our past while providing a prominent and contemporary eastern gateway into the City of Tracy. Refreshments will be provided. Free and open to the public.
Project images will remain on display through Wednesday, November 22nd for public viewing.
Remembering Our Friend Leona Willis (1929 - 2017)
Our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with the Willis family in these difficult days.
For many of us, Leona was the true champion of the revival of the historic Grand Theatre into the contemporary arts center it is today. Her neverending energy to make the Grand rise again was inspiring and influential to many in our community. When challenges emerged, she always had the right words of encouragement and sweetest twinkle in her eyes. The impressions and wisdom she genererously shared makes us better to have called her a friend.
Tracy Press Obituary
Fry Memorial Chapel Services
Celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month
Join thousands of arts organizations and communities across the nation in celebrating the 32nd Anniversary of National Arts and Humanities Month throughout October 2017! The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts carries this message to our community through activities that honor the efforts of artists, historians, teachers, and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a part of everyone’s life. National Arts and Humanities Month is coordinated by Americans for the Arts, the national organization working to empower communities with the resources and support necessary to provide access to all of the arts for all of the people. This month-long celebration grew out of National Arts Week, which was begun in 1985 by the National Endowment for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.
Ceramics Lab Hours & Classes
The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts features a college-level ceramics lab with instruction in Hand-Building, Sculpting, and Wheel Throwing. Classes are available for students ages 3 1/2 and up!
New sessions of classes start every few weeks! View our current class schedule or register online now!
This fall Ceramics Lab hours will be every Wednesday from 6 - 9 PM. Students can work on their projects at their own pace. Lab hours are recommended for ages 14 and up. No prior registration needed, just stop by!
10th Anniversary Season – Thank You!
The 2016-17 10th Anniversary Season was incredible! Thank you for celebrating this important milestone in our history with us, across the past year.
We're taking a little break in August. and then the 2017-18 Season opens the weekend of September 8th with Dav Koz with Larry Graham Jr. live in the concert, new exhibitions in the Galleries and the start of fall semester in Arts Ed.
We sincerely thank you for your continued interest and support of our programming! Together we make the Grand truly unique in the State of California and a model collaborative arts project for other communities across the nation.