History and Mission of the Hurricane Valley Arts Alliance
The Hurricane Valley Arts Alliance (formerly Art Crusade of Hurricane Valley) was formed in September of 2007 with the mission “…to build audiences for all the arts (visual and performing), to drive arts policy forward and to champion arts education throughout the Hurricane Valley.” Our present and future plans include: to provide classes, workshops, exhibits and lectures for people of all ages, to seek out financial resources to support a comprehensive arts program, to encourage area residents and visitors to be consumers of cultural offerings and to enhance an awareness of the many diverse cultures in this area. Studies have shown that the arts significantly contribute to the quality of life and financial health of a community.
Presently, the Arts Alliance is planning several classes and workshops for the upcoming spring and fall semesters. For more information about the offerings or how to become a Hurricane Valley Arts Alliance member, click here or call Carol Larson at (435) 635-6966. A membership ($25.00 individual and $10.00 for each additional family member) offers the following benefits: 10% discount on all classes and workshops, priority notice of new offerings, a listing on our web-site gallery including your bio and examples of your work, and regular membership meetings to interact and network with other artists.
In addition, the Arts Alliance is sponsoring the newly formed Hurricane Valley Choir that is open to all area residents who are high school age and above. The choir rehearses on Tuesday nights from 7-9 p.m. during the school year in the chorus room of the Hurricane Intermediate School. This is a Community Choir that performs a wide variety of choral literature and styles to include: musical theater, spirituals, sacred, secular, folk songs and jazz. For additional information, visit the Hurricane Valley Choir page or call Warren Larson at (435) 635-6966.
Finally, we would like to thank all of the Hurricane Valley Cities, Mayors, businesses, and residents who have played such a key role in the successful formation of the Arts Alliance.
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” -Aristotle “What we play is life.” -Louis Armstrong
Executive Board of Directors
President: Suzanne Bettonville
Vice President: Michael Behunin
Treasurer: Suzanne Bettonville
Secretary: Anna Maurer
Publicity Chair: Jeannie Kothe
Workshops Chair for Visual Arts: Melani Wright
Hurricane Theatrical Chair: Kyle Turman
Hurricane Theatrical Rep: Debbie Garrett
Membership Chair: Paula Wadsworth
Exhibits Chair: Pending
City Contacts Chair: Shirlee Last
Liaison between Arts Organizations: Dick Rose