The Center’s origin can be traced back to 1947 when various local artists (visual, literary, performance) joined together to form the Allied Arts Association. Its early home was in the Old Schoolhouse which it used primarily as its art gallery. In 2006 the theatre wing of the Association was able to produce shows in the gym/auditorium space in the Old Grammar School. Shortly after that, a facility use agreement with the Coast Unified School District was negotiated in which the Association was able to utilize the halls of the building as its gallery space, create the present theatre, and use certain rooms for meetings, workshops and classes. These facilities and activities are now collectively known as the Cambria Center for the Arts and is administered by the Allied Arts Association.
The mission of the Cambria Center for the Arts, a not-for-profit organization, is to provide a vibrant community center in the heart of Cambria for all artistic endeavors, including visual art, performing art, creative writing, educational opportunities, and community outreach. Our center will…
President Randy Schwalbe
Vice President Randall Lyon
Treasurer Randy Schwalbe (temporary)
Secretary Susan Foreman
Gallery Co-Director Kerry Drager
Gallery Co-Director Jack Della Bitta
Theatre Director Nancy Green
Membership Stephen Beck
Past President Steve Kellogg
Directors at Large:
Ruth Fleming 927-4418
The Cambria Allied Art Association is Non-Profit Organization and is open to all interested persons. Our members include artists, patrons and those who have an interest in the fine arts. Although the majority of our members live in Cambria, it is not a requirement of membership. Our mission is to foster, encourage and promote the arts in Cambria. We do this by providing scholarships, creating competitions and exposing the public to various forms of visual and performing arts.