Stacks Image 10252

Santa Maria Arts Council

Stacks Image 10259

The Santa Maria Arts Council is an umbrella organization for local art groups and supporters. The Arts Council continues to initiate, encourage, and expand activities which open new opportunities for all artists, students, and residents of the Santa Maria valley. Council members include artists, arts advocates, educators, city and government leaders, business, and various art groups.

The Council meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at noon at various locations including Able Maldonado, Vets Memorial, and Minami Centers. Sign up for Arts Council News to receive meeting announcements.

The Arts Council encourages and supports emerging artists through the Individual Grants Competition which this year will disburse $13,000 annually to first and second place finalists in music, drama, dance, and visual arts.

The Council administers the Lester B. Hayes Grant in support of arts education programs in the valley.

The Council sponsors the annual Student Arts Show, and supports Santa Maria’s Autumn Arts Grapes and Grains Festival.

The Student Art Show awards are provided by the sale of raffle tickets for the Birdhouse fundraiser held at Autumn Arts, the first Saturday in October.

Images for Valley Speaks
Stacks Image 10606
Stacks Image 10568
Craig Shafer
Past President
Santa Maria Arts Council
2016 Individual Grants in the Arts Showcase
Stacks Image 10570
Annali Fuchs
1st Place Drama
Stacks Image 10574
Stacks Image 10572
Jonas Tucker
1st Place Visual
Stacks Image 10576
Jack Raventos
1st Place Music
Spring Student Art Show
Stacks Image 10582
Stacks Image 10584
Stacks Image 10587
Stacks Image 10589
Birdhouse Raffle
Stacks Image 10596
Stacks Image 10601

Sign Up

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.