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Santa Maria Arts Council

Encouraging and Supporting the Expansion of the Arts since 1965
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Currently - The 37th Annual Student Art Show is open in the Town Center - upstairs in the Macy’s wing near the cookies. View some of the great art work on the Student Art Show page.


Lester B. Hayes Grant application is open… more information


Reserve you Showcase tickets now.


Become a sponsor of the Individual Grants in the Arts Showcase.
Santa Maria Arts Council Announces
Individual Grants in the Arts Competition

For more information on our honoree County Superintendent of Schools Bill Cirone. (more)

This spring, the Santa Maria Arts Council will award over $13,000 to emerging artists in the fields of Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts. First and Second place individual grants of $1,500 and $1,000 will be awarded to artists in each of the four categories. Three additional grants are also awarded: the Nat Fast Memorial Grant for performing artists, the Ian M. Hassett Foundation for visual artists, and the Los Padres Artists Guild Grant for student artists.

2017 Individual Grants in the Arts


Saturday, April 8

AHC Fine Arts Complex


Monday, May 15


Vets Memorial Bldg

2016 Grants Showcase
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Santa Maria Arts Council
P.O. Box 5
Santa Maria, CA
The Santa Maria Arts Council is a 501c3 non-profit. Your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
Tax ID # 23-7011595