News and Press Releases
Holiday Open House
Join us on Saturday, December 9th for our annual Holiday Open House! This special event is part of the Holidays at the Grand series of seasonal art and entertainment including A New Orleans Christmas with Jeff Bordes & Friends, Sugar Plum Tea Party, Holiday Jazz Night, Co-Op Holiday Exhibition, Nutcracker, Family Paint Night! and Paint Night! 21+.
The day is divided into two sessions full of activities that will be fun for the whole family.
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
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.
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.