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Helen Enriquez
Jerry Searcy
Vice President
Don Smith
Zelyne Rudolph

Board Members
Ginger Crocker
Mike Rose
Gae Rusk
Rod Tankerson

Executive Director
Carol Newkirk

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San Gorgonio Pass Area Art Conference

NEW DATE: Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

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Who We Are

The Cultural Alliance (The Alliance) was founded in 2005 by a group of visionaries to fill a cultural void for residents of Banning and the San Gorgonio Pass Area. It is the only comprehensive arts organization in the San Gorgonio Pass Area introducing arts in many disciplines, including visual arts and many forms of performance arts. The Cultural Alliance also supports and advocates for single individual arts programs and artists.

Our Mission

Cultivate an artistic community and to stimulate public appreciation, patronage, and participation in the arts.

Our Vision

The Alliance envisions the Pass Area as a culturally and artistically diverse destination. Each individual community has a unique presence and welcomes you with visual impact. There are hubs throughout the area that are fully expressive, creative, and inspired by the arts. There is creative energy flowing through the anchor towns of Banning, Beaumont and Yucaipa attracting people of all ages to mingle in a thriving and art, entertainment environment.

Our Programs and Services

The Banning Art Gallery – the only private fine-arts gallery in Banning featuring local and world famous art.

An Artists Co-op – The first and only artists co-op as part of the Banning Art Gallery with the sole purpose of giving visual artists opportunities to display and sell their work

The Young Artists Workshop – An art class taught for students in second through sixth grades taught by volunteers.

The Pass Area Performing Artists (PAPA) – the first community theater in Banning featuring local talent in affordable high-quality stage productions.

Children’s Theater in the Pass – The first and only children’s theater group in the area discovering and cultivating talent of local children from five years of age and up.

The Spring Festival and Art  Show – an annual festival introduced the first time nine years ago to bring a sense and celebration to a diverse community needing ways to connect and enjoy themselves.

The Phineas Festival – an annual holiday festival, begun eight years ago, for all ages of all communities to come together for a festive event. This festival provides a chance for local artists and crafters to present their affordable and unique wares for holiday shopping to many with very limited resources.

Annual Black History Celebration… Celebrating the contributions African Americans have made to Banning as an addition to the list of celebrations of the Hispanic and Hmong contributions to the richness of the area.

Valentines Luncheon for the art of Women’s Heart Health - In recognition of seriousness of heart disease among the women we serve and who volunteer, a heart healthy luncheon is held annually to encourage improved heart health among women throughout our communities.

Original Art Murals and Banners throughout downtown Banning that have put Banning in the book of Banner cities in the United States.

Did you know that there are hundreds of cultural and artistic opportunities right in our own backyard? Take an art class, attend a ballet, or just browse through a gallery. Whether you’re a parent, child, teacher, student, or senior, Banning has something for you to enjoy.

Alliance Community Partners
Banning Woman's Club City of Banning
Laura May Stewart Trust Record Gazette Sun Lakes Charities
Sun Lakes Garden Club Rancho San Gorgonio  




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