AAYC is 30 year old nonprofit organization, built and run primarily by passionate volunteers. We are committed to facilitating and encouraging participation in the Arts.
Our purpose is to advocate, educate and support the Arts and Culture in Yamhill county. We provide support for several beloved local arts programs, and also assist with local Arts education through grants and scholarships.
To nourish the creative spirit in everyone
To make Yamhill County a creative arts community.
The Arts Alliance is committed to funding arts education in our county.
Together we can help bring the arts into the lives of hundreds of children and young adults and to make a contributions to the quality of life in Yamhill County.
The AAYC sponsors a variety of arts activities that distinguish our part of Oregon, including the Art Harvest studio tour, the Lavender Festival Plein-Air Paint-Out and art show, the Paper Gardens writing competition and publication, and the Arts Alive program on McMinnville public access channel 11.
For several years, we've offered scholarships to graduating high school seniors planning to pursue the arts in college.
We're planning to continue supporting arts education for county residents, with a renewed focus on local arts programs.
AAYC strives to keep our community informed about opportunities for artists to share and continue their work, and for others to support the arts. We do this through programs like Arts Alive, by supporting other non-profits like the McMinnville Film Festival, and also through our website and social media.