The Sammons Center for the Arts grows the arts by providing a welcoming home for artists and arts groups to innovate, collaborate, and thrive, enriching the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds.
A dynamic and inclusive community where artists are valued and empowered.
We Believe That
– The Arts should be accessible for all.
– The Arts ecosystem needs both small and large organizations.
– The Arts can help build community and provoke new thinking.
– The Arts are a core asset of any thriving economy.
We are often called an “Incubator,” but prefer the term “Greenhouse.” A greenhouse cultivates and protects young, tender plants by providing a stable environment and the resources they need to grow. Similarly, local arts groups rely on the Sammons Center for a nurturing space and vital resources. The artistic energy these groups create is unlike any other — it’s the warm, “family” feeling you get when you step through our doors.
16 resident arts organizations create and work out of the Sammons Center. These are small and midsized arts nonprofits that tell stories through adventurous, unique work and represent culturally rich communities. Another 90 other groups use our building for rehearsals, performances, and meetings year-round.
Performing arts groups at the Sammons Center benefit from shared administrative and technology resources, as well as subsidized rent, professional development opportunities, and proximity to other arts organizations. All these and more help build an artistic home, providing the stability they need to continue creating great art.