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Victor Valley Arts and Education Center is a 501c3 California nonprofit founded in 2013. Our mission is to advance the arts and literacy.

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Region-at-Large Partner

Our nonprofit is proud to announce our affiliation as a Region-at-Large Partner for the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the longest-running national recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12. Past Alumni from the Award’s nearly 100-year history include Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates, and Stephen King.

L.A. Times Festival of Books, April 21-22, 2018 at USC

We had a great time in Booth #168 at the largest book festival in the country. Our members had their books on sale: Gwen C. Katz, Kathy Dinisi, Davida Siwisa James, Kim Y. Nelson, T. Faye Griffin, and the San Fernando Valley Branch of the California Writers Club. Our nonprofit’s “Blind Date with a Book” […]

Wordsmiths Membership

  BECOME A MEMBER OF THE WORDSMITHS. BOOKS: Let’s read and critique them, write them, help each other get past writer’s block, and enjoy lectures by noted authors. Email us at wordsmythe4@gmail.com for membership information.  

2018 High Desert Book Festival

2018 HIGH DESERT BOOK FESTIVAL, Saturday, November 3rd from 9-5 We had a great time at our “Pop-Up” Book Festival at The Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce.   http://highdesertbookfest.org/book-festival/2018/ Email us at hdbookfest@gmail.com for registration information, becoming a volunteer or sponsor.

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Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Our nonprofit is privileged to have had a couple of these wonderful fundraisers through Barnes & Noble, where a percentage of the sales for a given week are targeted to a specific nonprofit. We will let you know when another of these is coming up and provide you with the code to enter for purchases in store […]

EACH ONE / TEACH ONE

Adult Literacy Training Program. EACH ONE / TEACH ONE Can there be anything more important than the ability to read? We think not. Living as a literate person is probably second only to having employment, food and shelter. And in order to successfully have those things, one’s ability to read and comprehend what you read […]

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The Music Man!!

Our Executive Director, Davida James, worked with The Town of Apple Valley as a consultant on “The Music Man”, the first live theater production for the Town held at its Amphitheater. MM flyer 14 FINAL

Advancing the Performing Arts in the Victor Valley

Our MISSION is to enrich the lives of the Victor Valley community by advancing access to the performing arts and educational opportunities that advance artistic pursuits. We are located in the Mojave High Desert in California. Our long-term goal is to build a dedicated, state-of-the-art performing arts center in the High Desert. Join us!

LOVE Letters – Performance

Victor Valley Arts and Education Center was awarded a $10,000 grant in November, 2013 to stage “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney for underserved residents in the community. We produced the play at five locations throughout the High Desert in 2014, as well as for the residents of The Aspen at Sun City Apple Valley by […]

VVAEC receives $10,000 Grant

Victor Valley Arts and Education Center was awarded a $10,000 arts grant in November, 2014 via our affiliation with the High Desert Community Foundation. The Community Foundation serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties (TCF) received funding from The James Irvine Foundation for projects targeted to an arts-nonprofit. The grant guidelines were for an arts project […]