The Alliance envisions the Pass Area as a culturally and artistically diverse destination. Each individual community has a unique presence and welcomes you with visual impact. There are hubs throughout the area that are fully expressive, creative, and inspired by the arts. There is creative energy flowing through the anchor towns of Banning, Beaumont and Yucaipa attracting people of all ages to mingle in a thriving and art, entertainment environment.
Our Programs and Services
The Banning Art Gallery – the only private fine-arts gallery in Banning featuring local and world famous art.
An Artists Co-op – The first and only artists co-op as part of the Banning Art Gallery with the sole purpose of giving visual artists opportunities to display and sell their work
The Young Artists Workshop – An art class taught for students in second through sixth grades taught by volunteers.
The Pass Area Performing Artists (PAPA) – the first community theater in Banning featuring local talent in affordable high-quality stage productions.
Children’s Theater in the Pass – The first and only children’s theater group in the area discovering and cultivating talent of local children from five years of age and up.
The Spring Festival and Art Show – an annual festival introduced the first time nine years ago to bring a sense and celebration to a diverse community needing ways to connect and enjoy themselves.
The Phineas Festival – an annual holiday festival, begun eight years ago, for all ages of all communities to come together for a festive event. This festival provides a chance for local artists and crafters to present their affordable and unique wares for holiday shopping to many with very limited resources.
Annual Black History Celebration… Celebrating the contributions African Americans have made to Banning as an addition to the list of celebrations of the Hispanic and Hmong contributions to the richness of the area.
Valentines Luncheon for the art of Women’s Heart Health - In recognition of seriousness of heart disease among the women we serve and who volunteer, a heart healthy luncheon is held annually to encourage improved heart health among women throughout our communities.
Original Art Murals and Banners throughout downtown Banning that have put Banning in the book of Banner cities in the United States.
Did you know that there are hundreds of
cultural and artistic opportunities right in our own backyard?
Take an art class, attend a ballet, or just browse through
a gallery. Whether you’re a parent, child, teacher,
student, or senior, Banning has something for you to enjoy.