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Established 1988

Welcome

The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley

CREATING COMMUNITY THROUGH THE ARTS

Founded in 1988, The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of residents and visitors with visual art and music. Throughout the year, The Council produces a variety of events and performances that provide a venue for talented artists and musicians. Through these events, fund-raising and support of music and art in the schools, The Arts Council works to keep the Valley’s cultural life alive and well. 

 

"Big Bear Lake Arts” is the name we’ve given to an ensemble of programs, events and activities provided by or in partnership with The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley. The Council’s vision for the future includes the creation of a Village Arts Campus, a cultural center where visual and performing artists from throughout the area can teach, create and share the arts for the enrichment of youth and the community.

The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley is a 501 (c)(3) organization.

Support

Make An Impact

SUPPORT THE ARTS BY DONATING TODAY!

The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of residents and visitors with visual art and music. We believe in the transformative power of the arts and strive to provide a platform for artists and art enthusiasts to connect and thrive. Your support enables us to continue our mission and bring the community together through creative expression.

Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Arts Council of the Big Bear Valley is a U.S. nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 33-0111726) under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

Get Involved

Volunteer With Us

BUILD A CREATIVE COMMUNITY, TOGETHER

Volunteering with the Arts Council of Big Bear Valley offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to contribute to the cultural enrichment of the community. Volunteers can engage in a variety of roles, from assisting with the organization of events and exhibitions to supporting educational workshops and outreach programs. Whether you have a passion for visual arts, music, or community service, your time and talents can make a significant impact. Volunteering not only allows you to develop new skills and make meaningful connections with like-minded individuals, but it also plays a vital role in sustaining the council's mission to provide accessible and transformative arts experiences for all. Your involvement helps create a vibrant, inclusive environment where creativity thrives and community bonds are strengthened. For more information, fill out the contact form below. 

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Events

Experience the Arts

APPRECIATE ALL OUR VALLEY HAS TO OFFER

Attending an event hosted by the Arts Council of Big Bear Valley is an enriching experience that immerses you in the local arts scene and fosters community connections. As you explore a gallery filled with stunning visual art from local talents, live music enhances the atmosphere, creating a multisensory delight. Interactive workshops invite you to engage directly with various art forms, making the event not only a showcase but a participatory celebration of creativity. This dynamic environment encourages conversations with fellow art enthusiasts, deepening your appreciation for the arts and the vibrant community that supports them. Whether a seasoned art lover or a curious newcomer, you'll leave inspired and connected to the transformative power of the arts.

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Upcoming Events

To Purchase tickets, please see Event Details for links. An RSVP is NOT a ticket purchase.

  • Misery - Big Bear Theatre Project
    Misery - Big Bear Theatre Project
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jun 27
    Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center
    Jun 27, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center, 39707 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315, USA
    Jun 27, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center, 39707 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315, USA
    SEE EVENT DETAILS FOR TICKET LINK. A riveting play by William Goldman based on the novel by Stephen King, heralded by critics for its ability to bring a focused intensity and closeness uniquely achievable on stage.
  • Scary Tales - A Halloween Variety Show
    Scary Tales - A Halloween Variety Show
    Sat, Oct 26
    Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center
    Oct 26, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center , 39707 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315, USA
    Oct 26, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center , 39707 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315, USA
    A Second Annual Fun-filled Halloween Variety Show presented by The Arts Council of the Big Bear Valley
  • The Nutcracker
    The Nutcracker
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Dec 13
    Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center
    Dec 13, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center , 39707 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315, USA
    Dec 13, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center , 39707 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315, USA
    The Moonridge School of Dance proudly presents "The Nutcracker," a magical holiday ballet featuring Clara's enchanting journey, Tchaikovsky's iconic score, and the exceptional talent of our students.

Our Team

Meet The Board

Eric Emrey, President of the Arts Council of Big Bear Valley
Eric Emery

President

Brain Adams, Eric Emery, Vice President of the The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley
Brian Adams

Vice President 

Maria Bavuso-Knisley, Financial Officer of The Arts Council of the Big Bear Valley
Maria Bavuso-Knisley

Financial Officer • Secretary 

Other Board Members include:

Beth Wheat, Jamie Gerson, Kristyn Watson, Tara Antongiorgi

Our Collaborators

The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley collaborates with a variety of organizations to bring engaging and creative events to the Big Bear Valley, fostering a vibrant cultural community and enriching the local arts scene.

Contact Us

We' d Love to Hear From You

To learn more, get involved, join our newsletter or support the arts, email us directly at bigbearlakearts@gmail.com or fill out the form below:

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