ARTS EXPRESS: A RICH HERITAGEWith over 30 years of service in Southern Arizona, Arts Express is dedicated to building a better community through the arts! Through arts education and family events, programming is provided for people of all ages!
The mission of Arts Express is to build character, strengthen community and celebrate culture
through the power of the arts.The vision of Arts Express is to be the Southern Arizona leader in family productions and arts education thru the provision of excellent programs that provide opportunities for students, cast/crew members and audiences to learn and experience the power of the arts.
ARTS EXPRESS VALUES: THE 3 E’s and 3 C’s
Through the power of the arts, Arts Express unites diverse people of all ages, cultural backgrounds and income brackets as cast and crew as well as audience members.Serving over 20,000 annually, Arts Express operationalizes its mission through a performing arts continuum, ranging from the following introductory to advanced programs:
ARTS EXPRESS PROGRAMS
The Arts Express has gained a reputation for the quality of its productions. Excellence is achieved through recruitment and retainment of high caliber production team and cast members, involving professionals and students in a collaborative creative process. Using Masters Classes, Cast/Crew Mentoring and Administrative Internships, these productions place the student elbow-to-elbow with professionals, providing a learning-feedback platform that connects the arts to the real world. Students work alongside professionals in both the rehearsal room and the administrative offices, learning problem-solving and leadership skills while gaining experience in all aspects of creating, producing, financing and marketing a show. Eighty-six percent of Arts Express students need financial assistance to participate. With your support, we strive to reach the under-served, so that EVERYONE can experience the arts’ life-changing potential.
ARTS EXPRESS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Gail Kolenda, President
Lendre Kearns, Vice President
Warren Hatcher, Treasurer
Karen Yanes, Secretary