OUR HISTORY

 

The Gorham Arts Alliance was created in 2011 as a 501(c)3 non profit organization.  We are a dedicated 100% volunteer Board of Directors, that sees Gorham as a growing vibrant community with the Arts as the centerpiece for quality community engagement. To inspire, support and enrich all aspects of our communities is our passion.

2019 Programs and Events

Ultimate Enrichment Program After School Art Classes, Summer camps, Community Arts Preschool & Transitional Kindergarten
Summer Theater performances Disney’s Jungle Book Kids and High School Muiscal, Jr
Gorham's Community Theater Fall production All Shook Up and Winter production The Santaland Diaries
Creation of Improv Troupe and the Cabaret Singers

2018 Programs and Events

Ultimate Enrichment Program After School Art Classes, Summer camps, Community Arts Preschool & Transitional Kindergarten
Summer Theater performances Disney’s The Lion King
Grants Received:
Maine Arts Commission-Capacity Building

2017 Programs and Events

Ultimate Enrichment Program After School Art Classes, Summer camps and Community Arts Preschool Program
Development of a Transitional Kindergarten Program
Summer Theater performances James and the Giant Peach. Jr
Gorham's Community Theater fall production Honk
Senior Center Outreach-Bringing Arts to those in nursing homes and senior living centers
Grants Received:
Maine Arts Commission-Creative Aging

2016 Programs and Events

Ultimate Enrichment Programs After School Art Classes & Summer camps
Summer Theater performances Once Upon a Mattress and Trial of the Big Bad Wolf
Gorham's Community Theater fall production Shrek, Jr.
Community Arts Preschool (formerly Scribbles Preschool)-The areas only Integrated Education and Arts Preschool
Grants Received:
Quimby Family Foundation
Maine Community Foundation-Grants to Green -Support Non-profits in Historic Buildings, Phase 2

2015 Programs and Events

Ultimate Enrichment Programs After School Art Classes & Summer camps continues 2nd year at The Community Arts Center
Gorham's Community Theater-Seussical, Jr.
Summer Theater performance Music Man, Jr.
Gorham's Founder's Festival
Scribbles Preschool-The areas only Integrated Arts and Education Preschool
Winter Community Market- Supporting Farmers, Artisans and Fine Crafters
Grants Received:
Maine Development Foundation-Grants to Green -Support Non-profits in Historic Buildings, Phase 1
Maine Arts Commission-Arts in Learning Grant
Maine Community Foundation-Edward H. Daveis Benevolant Fund
Funding for the Arts+ Science=Knowledge (ASK) Program

2014 Programs and Events

After School Art Classes and Summer Camps
Gorham's Community Theater-The Adventures of Peter Pan
Summer Theater performance Wizard of Oz
Ultimate Enrichment Programs begin in our new building The Community Arts Center
24th Annual New England Pan Festival
Young Artist Exhibit @ Maine College of Art
Theater Production - "Gambo," As part of our Local & Legendary Grant
Gorham's Founder's Festival
ArtoberFest- Featuring Fine Arts, Unique Crafts and One of a Kind Gifts
Gorham Lock up
Grants Received:
Maine Communities Foundation - Fritz and Susan Onion Fund
-Funding for the Music Matters for All Ages program

2013 Programs and Events

After School Art Classes and Summer Programs
Gorham's Community Theater Are We There Yet
Summer Theater performance Aladdin, Jr.
Gorham's Got Talent
23rd Annual New England Pan Festival
Young Artist Exhibit @ USM Art Gallery
Artist Showcase @ Baxter Memorial Library
Grants Received:
-Maine Historical Society & Maine Humaniites Council
Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War Grant
-Maine Humanities Council-Community Outreach Grant

2012 Programs and Events

After School Art Classes and Summer Programs
Gorham's Community Theater Twinderella
Gorham's Got Talent 2012 
Visual Artist Symposium
Gorham History Book
Gorham's Founders Festival
Grants Received:
Maine Arts Commission
-Funding to support Gorham History project a collaboration with the, GAA,  Gorham Historical Society and Gorham School to support a visiting artist 

2011 Programs and Events

After School Art Classes & Summer Programs
Gorham's Community Theater The Universe and Other Stuff
Gorham's Got Talent 2011
Steel Drum Workshop (GAA helped facilitate the purchase of 22 steel drums to begin a middle school steel drum program)
Gorham's Founder' Days Festival
Grants Received:
Target Corporation
Program Suppor