Cultural Arts Society of La Verne

Take a look at our upcoming shows and events.

Welcome

to 

the Cultural Arts Society

History

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 arts by bringing the arts to our community at affordable prices, honoring artists by paying them a fair fee, encouraging local performing and visual artists, and promoting the arts in our schools.

 

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.
  • 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
  • Develop The Gallery at Hillcrest in 2013 to showcase the visual arts.
  • It hosts local children’s art, artists from the Pomona Valley Art Association, the dA Center for the Arts, and local artists
    like Eric Davis and world known sculpture, the late John Svenson.
  • 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.

 

CASoLV Board of Directors

CASOLV Board of Directors: Pictured l-r. Front Row: Barbara Smythe, Joanne Wagoner, Margaret Aiechele, Shirley Turner, Don Kendrick. Back Row: Matthew Neeley, Karen Cahill, Leroy Lapp. Not pictured: Karen Clobes and Skip Clague.

Honorary Chair: Don Kendrick, La Verne Mayor

Barbara Smythe, Chair & Hillcrest Resident

Matthew Neeley, CEO Hillcrest

Leroy Lapp, Hillcrest Resident 

Margaret Aiechele, dA Center for the Arts

Shirley Turner, Hillcrest Marketing

Karen Cahill, Professional Musician

Joanne Wagoner, Hillcrest Resident

Skip Clague, University of La Verne

Karen Clobes, Secretary   

CASOLV is a proud partner of dA Center for the Arts  

  

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 SUPPORT THE ARTS

We are extremely grateful to those of you who choose to join our Cultural Arts Society Donor’s Circle with your generous donations. You play a vital role in sustaining our mission of encouraging, promoting and providing access to the arts in our community. Thank you for your commitment to the arts!

 

Ways you can become part of the Cultural Arts Society Donor’s Circle:

Circle of Friends  $25 – $99  Publish Name in printed programs; Meet & Greet events; Certificate of Appreciation

Circle of Sponsors  $100 – $249  Publish Name in printed programs; Meet & Greet events; Sponsor Two Students with a pair of tickets to the Cultural Arts Society season events; Certificate of Appreciation

Circle of Patrons  $250 – And Above  Publish Name in printed programs, Meet & Greet events; Complimentary Dining for Two* in the Mountain View Dining Room prior to the Cultural Arts Society events; Sponsor Four Students with a pair of tickets to the Cultural Arts Society events scheduled for the season; Certificate of Appreciation

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

 *All Donations are Tax-Deductible

(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.  Tax ID # 951809564

 Plan Your Visit!

Directions & Map

 

The Meeting House at Hillcrest

2705 Mountain View Drive

La Verne 91750

Phone: 909.593.4917

 

Click HERE for Map of Hillcrest

 

 

Mountain View Dining Room

Enjoy a delicious buffet dining experience for yourself or the whole family in the Mountain View Dining Room prior to your concert. Click on the link for the menu on the evening of the performance.  To reach the Mountain View Dining room please call (909) 593-4917 ext. 4535

 

Check out the menu HERE

 

The Gallery at Hillcrest

Give yourself time before the concert to browse in The Gallery on the Mezzanine in The Meeting House at Hillcrest.  (Accessible by stairs or elevator.)  Previous exhibits have showcased well-known local artists, the Pomona Valley Art Association, the dA Center for the Arts, and school children’s art.  Coming soon is an exhibit of the history of La Verne.  Please see the tab “The Gallery At Hillcrest” to see the current showing.

The Gallery at Hillcrest

 

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Give yourself time before the concert to browse in The Gallery on the Mezzanine in The Meeting House at Hillcrest.  (Accessible by stairs or elevator.)  Previous exhibits have showcased well-known local artists, the Pomona Valley Art Association, the dA Center for the Arts, and school children’s art.  

Current Exhibit

“The Women Of Hillcrest – We’ve Only Just Begun”

Exhibit Begins: July 11, 2018.


The Gallery at Hillcrest is delighted to continue the 2018 art season with a show of the extraordinary works from Hillcrest Residents and Associates. Take this opportunity to peer into the beautiful works of the Women of Hillcrest – and they’ve only just begun.  Your experience will take you through a visual tour of our Artists imaginations and creations.  Works include quilting, China painting, knitting, photography, water colors and more.

“Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.” – Rene Magritte  (Belgian artist, surrealist painter, 18981967)

Pair your visit with dinner in our dining room.

The Mountain View Dining Room will be open for dinner  from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.  Reservations are required for 5 or more.  To make reservations please call (909) 593-4917 ext. 4535

For more information please contact us at (909) 593-4917.

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