The Cultural Action Committee
The Cultural Action Committee of Davis consists of a group of involved Davis residents committed to supporting multi-disciplinary events that contribute to the cultural enrichment of people in our community. The CAC intends to enhance the vibrant arts scene in Downtown Davis, fostering dialogue among artists, and encouraging explorations into new avenues of creativity.
The goals of Cultural Action Committee include promoting Davis as one of the top 20 small art cities in the US. The opportunity of creating an art and education district through local businesses include the Varsity Theatre, Oddfellows Hall, the Pence Gallery, the John Natsoulas Gallery, and the Artery. Through creating this community, cultural tourism in Davis will blossom and help promote our local and green organizations. As according to the California Foundation for the Arts, every dollar spent on art generates $10 locally. Another goal for the CAC is to create an Art in Public Places Fund in which a fundraiser would be held every year to help a local artist create a piece of public art for the community. The committee also is working on the World Arts and Music Festival, a three day festival to go alongside the Western Biennale exhibition to take place in in 2011. The CAC with your help and the help of the community hopes to conquer these larger goals along with short term goals such as music and art fundraisers, to promote a Davis education and arts collective for a better tomorrow.
Dr. Andy Jones is the current chairperson of the Cultural Action Committee.