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 has awarded over $300,000 to over 400 locally trained artists.