to the website for the Taylor Cultural Arts Foundation and the Taylor Cultural Arts Commission. Learn more about what we do, when we meet, and how you can get involved in Taylor's cultural- and arts-related programs and events. Scroll down for snapshots of upcoming events and programs in "In brief..." and to learn more about the TCAC and the Foundation in "About the Taylor Cultural Arts Commission."
Now that you're here, we hope that you'll stick around and get involved!
Become a supporting member of the Taylor Cultural Arts Foundation We need your support and involvement. Becoming a member of the Taylor Cultural Arts Foundation--also called "Friends of the Arts" is just one way to help support arts and cultural activities in our community. Becoming a member is easy, and as a member, you get a periodic newsletter, discounts on events we produce and more. You can also volunteer your talent, skills and services at our events. New members can join by visiting the "Join Friends of the Arts" link at the left. Memberships also make a great holiday gift for the person in your life who you know enjoys supporting the arts and cultural activities!
DIA Inside|Out: In conjunction with the Taylor Conservatory and the City of Taylor, Taylor Cultural Arts is pleased to be involved in local programming for the DIA's Inside|Out program. Sponsored by the Knight Foundation, the DIA has installed seven reproductions of DIA favorites from their permanent collection in locations around Heritage Park, at the Recreation Center and the William D. Ford Senior Center through the end of June. To learn more about programs and events associated with the DIA Inside|Out program, click the "What's New" star at the top right of the page.
Sunday, May 20, 2012: Annual Taylor Community Chorus Spring Concert at St. Paul United Church of Christ. Watch this space for more details and information.
Tickets are $5.00 per person ages 10 and up.
Coming soon: Third Thursdays. Stay tuned to learn more about this monthly series of arts and cultural happenings right here in Taylor!
August 18, 2012: Cruisin' for the Arts Save the date for this annual beloved car show event, at Heritage Park. Watch this space for more details and information.
Coming in September 2012: Originally scheduled for May 2012, Ink! Skin Stories has been moved to September 2012 to coincide with Rocktoberfest. Ink! Skin Stories is an exhibition of photographs of historic, cross-cultural, and contemporary tattoos and henna inking celebrating the artistry of and exploring the meanings and stories behind adding ink to skin, whether permanent or temporary. Watch the website for more details and information or e-mail Erika Geiss or Beth Chubb, co-chairs of the Ink! Skin Stories planning committee and co-curators of the exhibition at .
...watch this space for brief updates on events and save-the-dates!
About The Taylor Cultural Arts Foundation
The Taylor Cultural Arts Foundation ("Friends of the Arts") is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and is the fund-raising arm of the Taylor Cultural Arts Commission and produces programs and events throughout the year to fulfill and sustain the Commission's and Foundation's joint missions. While closely aligned, with joint missions, the two entities are separate organizational bodies.
TCAC meetings are pursuant to the Open Meetings Act and are open to the public. The TCAC regular meetings occur the first Thursday of each month, with the exception of the January meeting, which occurs the second Thursday, and except where the meeting would fall on a national or state holiday. Meetings are at 5:45 p.m. at the Recreation Center. The Taylor Cultural Arts Foundation regular meetings occur every other month immediately after the regular TCAC meeting, usually beginning at or near 6:30 p.m. Special Foundation committee meetings occur at other times, as necessary. Visitors, TCAF members and others interested in being part of bringing and sustaining cultural arts activities in Taylor are welcome to attend.
The Taylor Cultural Arts Commission was formed on May 4, 2004 by the City of Taylor, Parks & Recreation Department. The purpose of our commission is to promote advancement of the arts in the City of Taylor.
Quality of life is what makes a community great, and by increasing cultural opportunities the ultimate goal is achieved. The commission's first act was to start a 501c3 foundation, the "Friends of the Arts", to raise funds to support our goals.
What this diverse group of people has in common is the ability to make our community more vibrant with a goal to eventually make a more robust economy. There is a wealth of local talent in the City of Taylor, and the commission has drawn on these talented people in many different ways over the past three years. We hope that you will consider joining us in our quest to bring cultural arts to the forefront in the City of Taylor.