Our mission: To provide diverse cultural enrichment
“All the arts for all the people”
Columbia Basin Allied Arts, the premier non-profit, 501(c) (3), arts organization in the Columbia Basin, has been providing a wide variety of arts to a broad contingency of patrons since June 1978. With your help, we can continue providing “All the arts for all the people” for another 30 years.
This season Columbia Basin Allied Arts presents 10 performances. Our Green Turtle shows are geared towards families and young people, while our Premiere Performances are aimed at a broader audience. Our performances are both targeted to and performed by culturally diverse groups. Despite rising artist fees and production costs, our tickets remain affordable in order to provide theatre access to as many people as possible. Season as well as individual tickets are available for both the Premiere and the Green Turtle series, and we also give away hundreds of free and reduced price tickets each year. We’ve added additional programs such as the highly successful “Chalk on the Block”, “High School Art Show” and “Drama Camp” in partnership with Big Bend Community College and the Moses Lake Art Museum.
For over three decades, we have presented to the Columbia Basin a roster of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. In addition, we feature local artists whenever possible for art shows and entertainment in the lobby before each show. What happens on stage is only part of who we are. We also have an extensive outreach program which takes professional artists and art studies into Columbia Basin schools.
Columbia Basin Allied Arts is one of a select few presenting arts organizations to have received the coveted Washington Governor’s Arts Award for Artistic Excellence. Our professional standing in the national arts community has been validated by financial recognition from National Endowment for the Arts, Western States Arts Federation, Washington State Arts Commission, Western Alliance of Arts Administrators, Washington Commission for the Humanities and Arts Network of Washington State.
Columbia Basin Allied Arts is led by a board of local citizens, with board directives carried out by a part-time Executive Director. Members of our board represent a broad range of professions and communities, but share a common love of the arts.
Your Tax Benefit
Membership donations and corporate grants to Columbia Basin Allied Arts are tax deductible to the extent of the law. By designating a portion of your tax-deductible donations to Columbia Basin Allied Arts, you are helping yourself and helping your community. The Arts create better schools, better students and better employees. The Arts make life better.