In 1980, a coalition of area arts organizations and artists came together with the goals of sponsoring and encouraging Shoreline arts activities, serving as an umbrella organization for existing arts groups, and building a regional arts center.  Since that time the Shoreline Arts Alliance has continued to develop, launch and present quality arts programming on the Shoreline, as well as to build a strong base of arts organizations known as our Member Organizations.

The Shoreline Arts Alliance serves these member organizations throughout the region as a local arts agency, providing collaborative, promotional, and professional development opportunities that help to build arts awareness and audience participation. Shoreline Arts Alliance also serves thousands of performing and creative artists annually, from aspiring students to professionals, through a variety of arts programs and awards (see our Artistic Programs tab).

These programs and those of member organizations provide innumerable ways in which individuals may participate in the arts: by attending music, dance and theatre performances and art exhibitions; by submitting to statewide juried competitions; by enriching the arts experience through classes and workshops; by joining local art clubs and societies; by volunteering at various arts events; and by becoming a contributor to the Shoreline Arts Alliance and other local community arts organizations.

For more detailed information about the Shoreline Arts Alliance and our programs, see the video below and click on our Artistic Programs tab.