(Last UPDATED 3/13/2023) Description of Celebration Arts, a non-profit multi-discipline performing arts organization located in Midtown Sacramento. NEW: See “Update” below.
Celebration Arts, founded in 1986, recently moved into the former B Street Children’s Theatre building. The building is located at 2727 B Street in Midtown Sacramento The venue seats 110 patrons, effectively doubling the seating available compared to its previous location on D Street in East Sacramento.
Sacramento Women’s Action Network (SWAN) members recently celebrated SWAN’s 15th Anniversary by attending the first production offered by the Celebration Theatre Company at its new location. The play was A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. Celebration Arts is a recent beneficiary of SWAN, a local giving circle.
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I knew very little about the organization prior to the SWAN contribution, so I decided to dig a bit deeper. Here in a nutshell is what I discovered:
The nonprofit organization relies on volunteers and financial contributions from individuals and organizations to support their programs and productions.
Its Facebook page describes the organization as “the only regional arts organization dedicated to the African-American and African diaspora experience in theater, dance and music”.
Celebration Arts is an umbrella organization housing the Celebration:
- Theatre Company
- Dance Company
Celebration Theatre Company
The Celebration Theatre Company produces six plays each season featuring ethnocentric themes.
A monthly Playwrights Seminar provides an opportunity for the reading of new plays and works in progress, providing the playwright with valuable feedback to assist in script development.
Celebration Dance Company
The Celebration Dance Company is known for original dances of varied styles – including modern and contemporary dance, as well as jazz and ethnic styles.
Dance training available includes taking a Modern Dance class alongside members of the Celebration Dance Company.
Celebration Chorale presents two musical shows a year. The presentations include many original works and arrangements in varied styles including classical, spiritual, gospel (traditional and contemporary), jazz and popular music.
To Sum Up
To sum up, I couldn’t be more pleased that one of the two buildings vacated by B Street Theatre is now home to Celebration Arts and all it has to offer!
(3/13/2023) Celebration Arts has been awarded a $714,068 grant by the State of California! The award was recently presented to Celebration Arts by Assembly Member Kevin McCarty.
The nonprofit intends to use the funds to make renovations and other improvements to the theater.
If you are or have been a patron of Celebration Arts – what else would you add?
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