Greetings to Everyone!
Because of current events, it is with much consternation that we, the Board of Directors of Gila Valley Arts Council, have made the decision to suspend our upcoming 2020-2021 performing arts season.
I'm guessing that it might not be a surprise to many of you. Please know that we came to this decision after weighing all the pros and cons of continuing our season as planned. As you know, our main focus is performing arts education. We are watching our districts struggle with their new definition; facing tough instructional decisions and ever-changing school calendars. We fear our artists would not be able to gain access to our students. We also considered the evening performances. Would the public come? Of course, there is also the financial gamble of covering the cost of artist contracts.
Everything led to one decision; to suspend the season for the first time in our 35 year history. Be assured GVAC is not disappearing. We are simply on hold. We will forge ahead with our 2021-22 season and look forward to your return.
Meanwhile, we encourage you to keep the performing arts in your life. Dance a little! Sing a little! Pick up that instrument and have fun! Create and share artistic joy in this difficult time!
Wishing you all the best,