Nov 9 - Dec 31, 2017

Alisal Center for the Fine Arts

Mission

The Alisal Center for the Fine Arts is a creative hub for artists and advocates alike connecting, teaching, and strengthening our community. Through a holistic approach, we cultivate youth leaders committed to cultural affirmation and community transformation.

The Big Idea

ACFA will host homegrown, national and international artists, exhibits, workshops and productions at The Alisal Center for the Fine Arts with an emphasis on hosting large scale productions and events.

In efforts to provide our beloved East Salinas community with valuable and life shaping experiences, The Alisal Center for the Fine Arts is continuing to focus on hosting homegrown, regional, national and international artists. In the upcoming year, ACFA will continue to host art exhibits and visual arts & performing arts workshops. ACFA is particularly excited to focus its efforts in producing an annual full scale theatre production. ACFA will be supporting the theatre department with it’s visual arts, music, and dance programs in what will be its first-ever Live Musical. ACFA is looking forward to planning and production process as its embarks on this ground breaking journey with and for the East Salinas community.

Through this opportunity, I was reminded of how beautiful it feels to show who you really are to the people who live in the same world as you. They reminded me that by expressing your life and feelings through art, it can make connections with others in your community. They also helped me discover more about the people that I have had classes with for three years. I was surprised to see how many talents were hidden within classmates that smiled at me every morning. Acting might not be my talent, but Carlos and Emily helped me appreciate my talents of seeing the beauty in others and my passion of drawing, painting, and sketching. It also made me love my culture and past a lot more than I already did.

— Karina Javier, Salinas