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January 15, 1987 - the MVAC filed Articles of Incorporation. Started some six or seven years earlier, by nine members in the community trying to create an arts presence through a local theater group and an annual arts and crafts show, we have slowly but surely evolved, with a significant record of successful beginnings. Our annual ArtsFest has grown over the past thirty plus years from a mediocre fall event to the successful summer attraction it is now, with talented artists on a waiting list to participate each year. We've sponsored Missoula Children's Theatre since 1981, to the delight of hundreds of Moreno Valley children and their parents.
It's hard to believe Angel Fire Mountain Theatre has been going strong since 1996. In a monumental decision process, the Angel Fire Mountain Theatre is now entirely a program of the Moreno Valley Arts Council. The extra-ordinary decision was the culmination of an overall review of arts organizations and activities in the small, rural community of Angel Fire. The effort to reduce duplication, save dollars and volunteers will only serve the community better!
We debuted Holiday Market in 1998, which we've since turned over to the Community Center as a significant fund-raiser for them while still providing a profitable venue for area artists.
We continue to expand some new programs introduced in 2001. We've brought Art Days and Conversations in Art into the schools, thus allowing far more children to participate in these enriching events. The success and popularity of our Arts About Town has established these as permanent fixtures in the MVAC programming. We’ve helped sponsor the development of the Playground at the Angel Fire Community Center—purchasing a variety of hands-on arts-related items (stone animals and musical instruments) for permanent installation at the Playground. We have helped sponsor music related events such as the MVHS blue grass concert. The development of a new website for the Moreno Valley Arts Council has generated much interest and our “hit” count grows monthly. We hope to continue working with the community, the village and the state, as well as MVHS and the Cimarron school district, along with the many local artists to bring even more art events to the valley.