News and Press Releases

Youth Photo Contest & Exhibit

The Tracy Press, Grand Foundation and Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents Celebrate Tracy – Youth Digital Photography Contest & Exhibit.  This special collaborative event is part of the 2016-17 10th Anniversary Season at the Grand and sponsored by Wesco Graphics, Les Serpa and The Surland Cos., United Way of San Joaquin County Inc. and Dr. Andrew Trosien.
Local Tracy youth are asked to respond photographically to:  What is the best thing about Tracy?
Participation is open to Tracy youth between 7th and 12th grades. Submit one image per participant. All photos must be original and unaltered — use of Photoshop or other editing software to alter the image is prohibited.  Contest Judges will select a First, Second and Third Place Award in two grade categories: 7th – 9th and 10th – 12th.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 17.
Submitted photos will be on public display at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts from Saturday, May 13 – 20.  An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, May 13 from 12 to 2 pm in the Grand Galleries, where awards will be announced.  This event is free and open to the public.
Winners will receive cash prize awards and be published in the Tracy Press special edition Celebrate Tracy on Friday, May 19.  ENTER THE CONTEST

Top X Lists

As we continue our celebration across the 2016-17 Season, we present the Top X Lists!

Over the next 10 months, beginning in September 2016 and continuing through July 2017, a list of important, educational and interesting facts about the Grand will be featured.  In addition prominent collaborators and patrons who've made notable contributions to the programming and operations of the Center will be recognized.

10th Anniversary Season – Thank You!

The 2016-17 Season has begun!  Thank you to the Trace Adkins fans who enjoyed a sold out performance on August 20th, the 1,500 patrons who packed the Grand for our 10 Year Anniversary Party on August 26th, and to the all of the artists and instructors who celebrated together at the Art Awards Luncheon on August 27th!

Special honors to the sponors of this programming: the City of Tracy, Grand Foundation, Dr. Shailaja Singh, and Mike & Mariette McLellan!   Without your generous support these events would not be possible.  We would also like to acknowledge the amazing team of artists, contractors, staff and supporters who helped design, decorate, host, perform and provide hospitality across the weekend.  The Grand looked amazing, the food was delicious and entertainment was so much fun!

An on-going series of special events, presented by the Arts Education, Exhibitions & Presenting Programs, will be featured across the 2016-17 Season in honor of you, our Patrons!  We 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.

Remembering Our Friend Gretchen Talley (1933 - 2016)

Gretchen Talley was a long time, celebrated community leader and activist, and one of Tracy's quintessential arts and education supporters.  Her decades of remarkable community involvement included St. Bernard's Mothers Guild, Tracy Joint Union High School District, San Joaquin County Board of Education, THS Parent Advisory Committee and Band Boosters, Tracy Parks & Recreation Commission, Tracy Tennis Club, San Joaquin County Bike Task Force, Tracy Friends of the Stockton Symphony and numerous other organizations.

Ms. Talley was also a Board Member of the Arts Leadership Alliance (now Grand Foundation) who worked in collaboration with the City of Tracy in the development of the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.  For many years after the Grand opened, Gretchen would enthusiastically attend events and promote the Center, as well as consistently offer kind words of support to the Staff.  Her sincere efforts were always appreciated and she will be greatly missed.

Additional details about Gretchen's impressive life has been recently documented in the Tracy Press.

Grand Theatre Center for the Arts Featured in Select Traveler

The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts is featured in the March/April 2015 edition of Select Traveler magazine.

See our lovely theatre and article here.

Contact Us

Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
715 Central Avenue
Tracy, CA 95376
Phone: 209-831-6TKT (6858)
Fax: 209-831-6271

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Facility Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
One hour prior to ticketed performances.

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