Our Mission

Our mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellence in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, businesses, government and educational institutions.


Supporting the SCFTA

One of the easiest ways to support the SCFTA is by visiting our Support page. We are a volunteer organization that aims to facilitate community access to art grants, government and foundation funding. Your tax-deductible gift helps us to coordinate a variety of events including the Valley Visions Art Show, monthly Creative Mixers, William Boddy Passion to Learn Scholarship Program, Community Grants and our continued education Scholarship Program.


William Boddy Scholarship Winners

Salida Council for the Arts is pleased to announce the fall 2019 winners of the William Boddy Passion to Learn Scholarships. Class schedules will be announced soon and community members may take the classes for free. Instructors are given scholarship awards to teach.

Beginner Watercolors with Donna Wagle
Stage Combat: Rapier Sword with Tina Gramman
Adult Rok Skool with Trevor ’Bones’ Davis
Extended Technique Guitar Workshop with John Drew Petersen
Dance Improvisation with Andrea Mossman
Smashed Cookie Tin Jewelry with Christine Davis
Stone Fetish Carving with Deidre Wilda
Quick Comics Class with Kat Sanford
Kid’s Art Classes with Laurin Jennings


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