Wells Fargo Center for the Arts: Santa Rosa’s Performing and Event Mecca

September 6th, 2009

Rosa santa Well fargo center ArtsOverview of the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Located in Santa Rosa, the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is a performing arts center that hosts nationally recognized education programs, contemporary sculpture and popular community events. Originally named Luther Burbank Arts Center in 1981, the Center was renamed Wells Fargo in 2006 after a generous naming and funding sponsorship giving by the US banking giant Wells Fargo. The not-for-profit community center relies on the generosity of the members, sponsors and donors to achieve its incredible success. Considered one of the best performing arts centers, the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts enriches over 30,000 children annually with their education programs and hosts performance in all aspects pertaining to the arts from music and theater to dance and comedy.

Wells Fargo Center: Santa Rosa Art and the Bank ConnectionWells Fargo has been a big name in California banking for a long time, originally establishing their first bank in 1852 in California. Since then the banking giants have been named the 4th largest US bank and are globally known for their financial services. They offer student loans, mortgages, online banking, business banking, auto loans and investments to their 48 million customers around the globe. However, their roots remain grounded in California, as clearly demonstrated by the offer to sponsor the Santa Rosa Arts Center.

Who is Performing? Wells Fargo Center of the Arts Upcoming Events In 2009 there are several big names and artistic geniuses set to hit the stage. This includes comedy duo Cheech and Chong, classic plays Bye Bye Birdie and Pippi Longstocking, contemporary play The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, musical masterpieces the American Philharmonic and Santa Rosa Concert Association, spoken word with Lily Tomlin and musical concerts by Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. This are only a few of the talented names set to hit the stage in the beginning of 2009. For tickets to these, or any of the other shows playing at the Arts Center, see the website.

Wells Fargo Center Other Daily Events The Arts center is more than just a performing stage. In fact, the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts incorporates all aspects of art into their cultural Mecca. This includes an educational center where 30,000 children and adults are able to learn more about their passion for art and have a chance to display their work to the public. The educational programs run for children K-12 and also for adults and include core subjects such as math, science and literature as well as subjects focused around the arts (dance, music, visual art and theater). The Arts center gives students a chance to show off their gift and make a name for themselves in the art world. The art center also acts as a museum where plenty of art exhibitions are on display. This includes painting, sculpture and various other methods of art both contemporary and classic. Visitors are able to admire the beautiful artwork on their way to one of the many incredible shows.