Umpqua Valley Arts partners with local and regional businesses. The partnership is based on the reality that UVA and the business community are Positively Connected — a viable economy depends on strong businesses and strong arts and cultural institutions.
Established Programs Continue to Thrive
Filling a major void in the elementary school curriculum, UVAA provides hands-on arts learning experiences for 7,500 K-5 students. Our bi-annual Douglas County Student Art Show attracts 450 works by children from Glide to Reedsport. Over 30 gallery exhibits demonstrate the breadth and depth of artistic excellence throughout the Umpqua Valley. This year’s Summer Arts Festival re-affirms UVA’s commitment to celebrate the talent that surrounds us, with a 10% increase in attendance.
UVAA Programs Respond to Community Needs
An after-school program for teens is launched, in collaboration with the YMCA, and arts education is brought to the River Rock school at the Douglas County Corrections Facility. Music For the Arts adds a hugely successful Summer Jazz Barbecue.
The Beautiful Historic Building Flourishes
Fabulous volunteers restore the building’s pillars to their original beauty. Corridor Gallery exhibits are greatly enhanced with the installation of track lighting. The Paul Smith typewriter exhibit includes new works beautifully re-framed.
UVA’s Infrastructure is Stronger than Ever
A robust revised strategic plan invigorates the organization. Our first-ever marketing plan positions us to increase awareness of the pivotal role UVAA plays in the every-day lives of people in Douglas County.
Stop in or call 541.672.2532 to learn more about current Sponsorship opportunities and other ways to support UVA and arts in Douglas County.