ABOUT US

 

The Gorham Arts Alliance is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that was created in 2011. We are a small grassroots organization with a big vision.  We are a dedicated 100% volunteer Board of Directors. In 2014, we moved into a historical building in Gorham's downtown and created a Community Arts Center. In 2017, to reflect the growth and vision, yet holding true to our mission and purpose, we changed our name to  the Maine Center for the Arts.

With continued community support and quality community engagement, we hope to bridge the City of Portland with the surrounding rural towns, establishing Gorham as Maine's "Center for the Arts."

OUR MISSION

Serve to inspire, enrich, and strengthen our community by offering cultural and educational experiences through the Arts.

OUR PURPOSE

We encourage creativity, life-long learning, and participation in the Arts by:
1. Supporting the Arts within the school system;
2. Providing out-of-school opportunities that encourage and support the Arts;
3. Creating and fostering community relationships that encourage & support the Arts.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Darryl Wright - President
gorhamarts@gmail.com

Michelle Donnelly - Treasurer

Heather Connelly - Secretary

Laci Hoskins - Board Member

William Heil - Board Member

CENTER DIRECTORS
Amy Valentine - Executive Director/Program Director
gorhamarts@gmail.com

Lori Tanguay - Preschool/T-K Director



 

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
April Monte

GRANT RESEARCH & WRITING
Jude Valentine

BUILDING CONSULTANTS
Don Wescott, construction
David Mains, SMRT Architect of Record
Jon Smith, Great Falls Construction

WEBSITE, MARKETING COLLATERAL
Michael Boudewyns