WELCOME TO THE CULTURAL ARTS SOCIETY

Take a look at our upcoming shows and events.

HISTORY

A unique feature of Hillcrest is The Cultural Arts Society was formed in the fall of 2009 by representatives from the University of La Verne, Hillcrest residents and staff, and the community-at-large. It was established as a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, under the auspices of Hillcrest Retirement Community. From its inception, the Cultural Arts Society has been committed to providing access to the performing and visual arts by bringing the arts to our community, encouraging local performing and visual artists, and promoting the arts in our schools.

Background:

A unique feature of Hillcrest Retirement.

 

CASOLV BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Barbara Smythe, Founding Chair & Hillcrest Resident
Deb Waas, Current Chair
Matthew NeeleyCEO Hillcrest
Leroy LappHillcrest Resident 
Margaret AiecheledA Center for the Arts
Shirley TurnerHillcrest Marketing
Karen ClobesSecretary   

WHAT WE DO

Strong support from Hillcrest, donors and subscribers has made it possible for the Cultural Arts Society to:

  • Provide four high quality performing arts programs per season at The Meeting House at Hillcrest ranging in genres from 
    blue grass to opera, jazz to symphony orchestras. (Currently on hiatus due to COVID19).
  • Offer complimentary tickets for students to our performing arts shows.
  • Support a writing and drama program, The Imagination Machine, in local schools.
  • Provide a pilot after-school art program taught by artists for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. 
  • Collaborate with the Historical Society of La Verne, ULV, the City of La Verne, Bonita Unified School District and Hillcrest to develop a permanent historical exhibit showcasing the history of La Verne. The exhibit will be part of The Gallery at Hillcrest collection, and a resource for the local elementary school curriculum.
  • Develop The Gallery at Hillcrest in 2013.
WHY INVEST IN THE ARTS?
  • “The Cultural Arts Society has brought something amazing to La Verne that is usually only available in larger cities–quality performances. This has been accomplished at a ticket price that is affordable for our citizens.” ~Mayor Don Kendrick, City of La Verne
  • “The arts help transform American communities and the result can be a better child, a better town, a better nation and certainly a better world.” ~Robert L. Lynch, President, Americans for the Arts

  • (Dining for Two is valued at $25 and is not tax-deductible)
  • The Cultural Arts Society is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 community organization under the auspices of Hillcrest Retirement Community.   *All Donations are Tax-Deductible.                   Tax ID # 951809564
Become a PART OF THE CULTURAL ARTS SOCIETY DONOR’S CIRCLE

Circle of Friends  $25 - $99

Circle of Sponsors  $100 - $249

Circle of Patrons $250 And Above

Visit the Gallery

You are welcome to browse The Gallery during regular business hours - Monday through Sunday, and prior to Cultural Arts Society performances.  The Gallery is located on the Mezzanine in The Meeting House at Hillcrest.  (Accessible by stairs or elevator.)   Please call ahead for information regarding COVID-19 safety precautions.  (909) 392-4000.

Image below "Eyes" is from an earlier exhibit - "The Artist Eye" by Amber Calderilla                   

Take a Vitrual Tour Below of "Lives of Service" and "Difference in Perspective"

Plan Your Visit to The Meeting House

2705 Mountain View Drive, La Verne 91750
Call us: 909-593-4917