We are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and providing affordable fine arts opportunities for youth and families in the community.
The Fine Arts Center is a 501 C(3) non profit organization dedicated to "Empowering lives through the Arts" by promoting and providing affordable fine arts opportunities for youth and families in the community. Our goals have been to teach arts skills, inspire creativity, support local artists, and give youth and families a place they can enjoy feeling feel a part of. We strongly believe art can help build respect for self and community and make our community a better place to live.
Who We Are
We are grateful to our volunteer Board Members
President: Susan Neidart
Vice President: N/A
Secretary: Linda Lowe
Treasurer: Annette Macfarlane
Past President: Jeffrey A. Lowe
Building Maintenance: Dave R. Neidert
Other Board Members:
Dave H. Kafton ( Ex-officio- Director)
Colton J. Kraus
Jeffrey S. Packer
We meet monthly about 10 times a year. If you are interested in helping us bring these programs about we currently have a couple of openings on the board.
~The Art of Making a Difference~
We so appreciate all the people and organizations who help us exist to make a difference, and as is stated in our mission: " empower lives through the arts". We are seeing this in so many of our programs.
- The self confidence that is found in theater, especially a smaller theater program like ours where everyone has an important part and becomes part of the cast "family" and can get individual help to develop acting and singing talents
-The joy of creating something fun and new
-The joy of learning new art techniques and having your
drawing turn out as intended
-The fun of being needed as a volunteer teen and
helping different organizations around town or
running a kids activity day
-Learning to sing a solo on a microphone and get up in front
of an audience knowing it will sound great
- Free access to inspiring professional Friday evening concerts 6-7 months a year.
Our motivation to start this non-profit organization was to provide a safe, positive and artistic outlet for the teens in our community, especially those from low income homes. Because we wanted teens to see art as beneficial and powerful at any age, we decided to promote arts opportunities for all ages from preschool to older adults. We see art as a community building tool that can bring families together, give young moms a chance to get out, encourage youth to work with each other, and inspire creativity in all ages.
Please help us continue this opportunity and movement. Donate, Volunteer, or Get involved!
THE MUSIC IN THE CITY CONCERT SERIES Started in 2009 by Austin Weyand, this 6-7 series of monthly 3rd Friday night concerts, has brought a fun and distinctive ( and affordable) indoor cultural event to the community with a variety of high quality musicians through out the region.
COLLABORATIONS: In 2019, instead of raising concert fees to get more of the musicians we wanted to bring here, we were able to collaborate with Excellence in the Community. Excellence has been working with the State Arts Council , cities and businesses since 2012 to bring high quality live music to communities so that everyone no matter their income status could enjoy live music.
While some of their funding has been limited this year, they are still negotiating funding to cover at least half of the musician costs+ we are fortunate to have local businesses to step up and make the music magic happen.
RECOGNITION Music supporters in Brigham City stepping up to enable these concerts be free include: 1. First and Foremost Brigham City Community Hospital for not only helping us with our series this year, but for several years of free summer concerts in and around Brigham City,
2. This year we also recognize KSM Music, Cover up, & Chim-chiminey.