Who We Are
The North Metro Arts Alliance believes in bringing the arts out into the community. Our programs take place in public buildings and parks with easy access and ample parking. Look for our logo when you go to the free concert before the 4th of July Fireworks in Westminster or when you go the Jazz and Art Festival in the Historic Westminster Art District, and many more events. Our programming is made possible through grants from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. We are a 501-c3 non-profit organization in the state of Colorado.
The North Metro Arts Alliance was founded as a non-profit entity to serve the Westminster and North-Metro communities in the areas of performance and visual arts, including cultural entertainment. Ultimately, NMAA strives to enrich awareness, education and access of the arts among North Metro residents throughout the calendar year.
In 1983, the Westminster Rotary Club and other community leaders founded the non-profit,Westminster Community Artist Series, now known as the North Metro Arts Alliance. For over 20 years, WCAS, with assistance from the metro-wide Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, has provided a wide-range of artistic and cultural programs to the area including both free and paid concerts, sculpture, art shows and competitions, artists-in-residence and many other programs.The volunteer Board of Directors of the North Metro Arts Alliance pledge to continue to present new and innovative programs that will serve the interests of the north-metro communities to enrich awareness, education and access to the arts for many years to come.
North Metro Arts Alliance
PO Box 1043
Westminster, CO 80030
School Grants - Teachers in Westminster Public Schools are invited to apply for grants to fund science, art, and cultural activities that enhance their curriculum and provide additional opportunities
Wonderful Wednesday Concerts - Free concerts that are geared to preschool age children
Concerts at the MAC - Concerts that are held in conjunction with a luncheon to celebrate various holidays - focus is on the senior citizens
Summer Concert Series - Free Concerts held in the parks in Westminster during the summer months. Highlight is the 4th of July Concert at Westminster’s City Park
Music and Art Festival - Bring in top musicians to perform - event is free - held in the Historic Westminster Art District every June
Orchard Festival - Provide Music for this fall event in the Historic Westminster Art District
Adams County High School Honor Music Festival - Takes place in January of every year - provides opportunity for the top high school musicians from Adams County high schools to come together and work with area college and university directors and put on a free concert for the community
Missoula Children's Theatre - Opportunity for school ages children to audition and put on a play for the community
Colorado Visions Fine Art Exhibit - A juried exhibit of art by Colorado Artists that is held at Westminster City Hall every Spring
NMAA Members Fine Art Exhibit - An exhibit of art by our members that is held at the Aar River Gallery in the Historic Westminster Art District
Garden Party Fundraising Event and Member Appreciation - Held in the summer in the Sculpture Garden at the Aar River Gallery
Public Art Collection - Over 70 original paintings by local artists are exhibited in public buildings in Adams County
Sculpture Program - We continue to work with governmental agencies to place sculptures in our community
Special thanks to the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District who provides funding for our programs through the Adams County and Jefferson County Cultural Councils.
SCFD TURNS 30: CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF CULTURE FOR ALL
About 30 Years of Culture for All
For the past 30 years, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) has been a catalyst for culture across the Denver metro region. With one powerful penny collected from every ten dollars spent in our seven counties, SCFD has provided invaluable financial resources, creating an ecosystem of unparalleled access, invaluable education, and above all, a sense of wonder that comes from
experiencing arts, culture, and science.
The diverse organizations funded by SCFD do more than educate and inspire. The nearly 300 cultural institutions that make up the SCFD family contribute more than $1.8 billion to the regional economy, employ more than 10,000 people, and reach approximately 4 million children each year.
For 30 years, SCFD has secured a place for art, biology, music, zoology, dance, history, nature, botany in the fabric of our lives – ensuring nothing less than culture for all.