Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

About Arts & Cultural Affairs

Arts & Culture

Arts & Cultural Affairs

In Fiscal Year 2005-2006, the City Council formed the new Arts & Cultural Affairs division for the purpose of advancing the Mayor and City Council’s vision to make Riverside the identified center for arts, culture, education and entertainment in the Inland Empire.

Key Objectives:

  1. Enhance the quality of life for residents of and visitors to the City of Riverside
  2. Help build a strong local economy through arts and culture

Responsible For:

  1. Planning, developing, and overseeing City of Riverside arts programs and cultural activities.
  2. Developing and managing the City’s arts policy, grants, and sponsorships.
  3. Serving as the City’s arts and cultural affairs representative with local, county, and state arts agencies, local arts ad-hoc coalitions, corporations civic groups, and artists.
  4. Providing guidance to community partner organizations to promote a cohesive and sophisticated artistic and cultural environment.
  5. Promoting the City’s participation in arts and cultural affairs programs locally, regionally, statewide, nationally and internationally
  6. Producing or assisting with City-wide Special Events.
  7. Coordinating City-wide Special Event permits.
  8. Negotiating and managing contracts for the City’s arts and cultural facilities, including the Fox Performing Arts Center, the Municipal Auditorium, the Visitors Center, and the Riverside Convention Center.
  9. Overseeing City-wide filming rights, productions, and revenue-generation.
Events & Venues
Community Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture Partners
Grier Pavilion Links
Arts & Economic Prosperity IV Results
General Information
Community & Economic Development Department
Arts & Cultural Affair
3900 Main Street, 5th Floor
Riverside, CA 92522

Phone: (951) 826-2427

Fax: (951) 826-5981

Special Event Permits & Film Permits:
(951) 826-2427

Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays
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