Monday, October 4, 2010

First Arts Month event is great success!

We're celebrating the stunning success of our first Arts Action 21 event, "A Multicultural Celebration," yesterday afternoon. SecondStage at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts was filled to capacity! Unfortunately, about 25 people had to be turned away. The performers were awesome, and the energy was incredible. Mark your calendars for our next event, "Finding Home A Kaleidoscope of Musical Journeys - Piano Concert", on Sunday, October 17 at 2:00 pm at the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA)!

Please visit the Events Page at Arts Action 21 for details.

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Multicultural Celebration

The first event in our "Sunday Arts Live" series is this Sunday, October 3. Please come to "A Multicultural Celebration" at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts at 1:30 pm, for our special program of culturally diverse artists and art forms, featuring African drumming, Mexican folkloric dance and more!

The show features Oriki Theatre (African drums), Kaisahan (Filipino dance), Steve Lin (classical guitar), Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles (Mexican folkloric dance), Halau Na Wai Ola (Hawaiian dance), and films produced by Freestyle Academy students.

The event takes place at the Center's SecondStage and admission is FREE. However, there is limited seating available. Please come early for the best seats.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Celebrate Arts Month 2010 and Win Prizes

Once again, an event celebrating the arts that will take place in Mountain View, California. During the month of October 2010, Arts Action 21, the City of Mountain View's Performing Arts Committee and the Community School of Music and Arts will present "Sunday Arts Live" -- a new performance series celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month. The first event will be "A Multicultural Celebration" on October 3; and the second event will be "Finding Home: A Kaleidoscope of Musical Journeys". More information about these events is available at: Arts Action 21.

In addition, there will be a free random drawing for prizes worth several hundred dollars, which will be awarded on October 17th. In order to enter the contest, you need to fill out an "Arts Challenge" entry form, and return it by October 16, 2010. Entries are being accepted online at: ArtsChallenge2010 Survey.

Most of the prizes are provided by local, Silicon Valley organizations. So even though the entry is free, the giveaway is really geared toward people who will be able to attend events and participate in activities in the area. The following organizations will be giving away prizes:
Hard copies of the forms can also be dropped off at the Mountain View library, which is located at 585 Franklin Street, Mountain View, California.

Good luck to all entrants!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What is This All About?

Since 1993, hundreds of organizations throughout the United States have celebrated October as National Arts and Humanities Month (“NAHM”). The event is now the largest annual celebration of the arts and humanities in the nation, and has encouraged millions of Americans to renew or begin a lifelong habit of active participation in these disciplines.

This year, representatives from the City of Mountain View’s Performing Arts Committee and Visual Arts Committee, the Community School of Music and Arts, the Central Business Association and other organizations have formed a planning committee to launch a local celebration of NAHM in Mountain View, California. The purposes of the planning committee's activities are
  • to increase awareness of the importance of the arts in Mountain View, and
  • to lay the groundwork for an annual celebration of NAHM in Mountain View.
The committee is organizing an Arts Challenge in which community members will be asked to complete a fill-in-the-blank letter, describing ways in which they appreciated and/or created art in Mountain View in October 2010. The "blank" letter will be available to download from this blog and the websites of local organizations; and hard copies will be available to pick up from the Mountain View Public Library and other central locations. Individuals who submit completed letters (at the Mountain View Public Library or by mail) will qualify for a random drawing for prizes.

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Save the Dates

On October 3 and October 17, we will be showcasing two of the Peninsula's finest performing arts venues, with events that will be free and open to the public. The October 3 event will take place at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, and the October 17 event will take place at the Community School of Music and Arts. Both performances will begin at 2:00 pm. More details are coming soon...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

About Arts Action 21

Arts Action 21 was initiated by the City of Mountain View's Performing Arts Committee, and is now supported by numerous regional and local groups and volunteers. Please check back to stay informed about our upcoming activities!

For 2010, the theme of the October arts celebration in Mountain View is multiculturalism. Last year, we awarded more than $800 in prizes to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month in Mountain View. For more information about this, please visit our blog at Mountain View Celebrates the Arts in October.

Explore new facets of the arts and humanities in your lives and begin a lifelong habit of active participation. Watch this space for more details in the coming months!