The Valley Cultural Coalition’s mission is to ensure the health of the arts and the cultural communities in the Central Valley.


General Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month from 11:30AM-1:00PM. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, April 20. We will meet at the offices of the Downtown Fresno Partnership, 845 Fulton Mall.  Aaron Blair will be giving us a tour of the newly updated Fulton Mall. 

We encourage you to attend our 2017 General Meetings to network, partner and collaborate with other community members who share VCC's passion. These monthly meetings will focus on valuable information for the cultural arts sector in the valley each month. The location of the meeting will be announced monthly. Everyone is welcome. 



We are pleased to announce that our 2017 State of the Arts Luncheon held on October 20 from 11-1:00 at the Banker's Ballroom in the Pacific Southwest Building located on the newly renovated Fulton Mall. Our main speaker will be Craig Watson.  Craig was formerly the executive director of the California Arts Council from 2011 to 2016. He recently took a new position as a director of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, a nonpartisan, nonprofit membership organization that unites, represents, and serves the nation's state and jurisdictional arts agencies. Visit to learn more.



Luncheon tickets 

Save on your ticket price by joining the Valley Cultural Coalition today for $100 (individuals and small groups).

Dear Coalition Member:

Because of you and others like you, Valley Cultural Coalition (VCC) has created a thriving cultural community for the past 16 years. Our goal is to advance the cultural arts, science, and history in the Central Valley. The VCC Board is committed to building appreciation, participation and support for our cultural arts sector. With your continued involvement, we can speak with a common voice and reach our goal.

We are sending out a weekly newsletter called the Valley Cultural Calendar featuring the activities of our members. Please send your events to me at If you are not receiving the newsletter, please send me your email address.

Your membership is essential to ensure that VCC may continue to connect and define the cultural arts sector for our region. There are numerous member benefits including: Member of the Month, which is a unique promotional opportunity that includes a presentation at the VCC general meeting, promotion of your events in our weekly calendar going out to over 1,000 people, and if you are a non-profit organization, you qualify for a free copier at a very reasonable per copy rate. Contact our office for details.

By uniting together, we can create a thriving cultural arts community and your participation and contributions will continue to transform our Valley. Together we can do great things!

Ann McGowan

Executive Director

Valley Cultural Coalition

7634 N Meridian, Fresno, CA 93720




  • CAC
  • NEA
  • American for the Arts