LOS ANGELES, CAThe Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to approve a 15-year contract extension for the Valley Cultural Center (VCC) to continue to provide cultural enrichment and community event programming at the Warner Ranch Park Pavilion in Warner Center located in Woodland Hills.
Founded in 1975 to assist the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation & Parks in bringing arts and culture to the San Fernando Valley, the VCC has been at the forefront of culture, arts, and arts education in the San Fernando Valley for nearly 40 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people participate in the various programs produced by the VCC, including, but not limited to: Concerts on the Green, Movies on the Green, Shakespeare on the Green, the Childrens Performance Series, and the Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration.
The VCCs programs and events encompass the diverse cultural, social, and artistic dynamics of the San Fernando Valley. All performances are free of charge to the public and operate at no cost to the City.
James W. Kinsey III, CEO/President of the VCC, said, This 15-year contract extension helps to ensure the stability of our free cultural programming to residents and visitors of the San Fernando Valley. We are thrilled to reach this significant milestone as we approach our 40th Anniversary.
For decades Valley residents have enjoyed the great programming that the Valley Cultural Center provides each year. I am proud to support their work in many ways, and look forward to another 15 years of continued success, said Third District Councilmember Bob Blumenfield.
The Sunday afternoon events have become a cornerstone of the community and a source of pride for Recreation and Parks and the City of Los Angeles, stated General Manager Michael Schull. We look forward to continuing a successful public-private partnership with such a well-respected and professional organization as the Valley Cultural Center.
Since 1975, The Valley Cultural Center has been "Performing for Our Communities" as the only independently operated, privately funded nonprofit 501(c)(3) of its kind in the San Fernando Valley. The VCC is passionate about producing free, family-friendly programming that embraces and engages the vibrant community that it serves. The wide range of events bring people of all ages together in a public space to celebrate the rich history of the Valley in the arts and entertainment industry and stimulate creativity through a shared experience.
For more information about the Valley Cultural Center please call (818) 704-1358 or visit www.valleycultural.org.