Culver Center Honored with Arts and Culture Award

The Downtown Riverside Partnership recognizes the arts center with an Award of Distinction.

Exterior of Culver Center of the Arts

The Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — UC Riverside’s Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts will be recognized this week with the Downtown Riverside Partnership’s Arts and Culture Award. The award is one of seven Downtown Awards of Distinction that will be presented to individuals, businesses and organizations at the partnership’s 25th annual meeting and awards ceremony at the Riverside Marriott on Feb. 16.

Jonathan Green, executive director of UCR ARTSblock, will accept the award.

 “It is now just a little more than a year since the Gala Opening of the new Culver Center,” Green said. “During that year all aspects of the Culver program have blossomed, creating a major venue for innovative cultural productions in Riverside. Culver’s commitment has been to showcase the most significant art, performance, and film from Riverside and from around the world. This blending in a single venue of Riverside artists, performers, cultural institutions, and filmmakers with internationally known artists defines Culver’s unique personality, making it a significant destination point for Riverside citizens interested in vanguard and challenging art work.” 

The center has worked alongside and as a partner with Riverside Downtown Partnership for many of the programs presented during the first year, he said. 

“At the same time they acknowledge our presence and importance in the community, I’m pleased to acknowledge RDP’s significant input and support of the Culver Center,” Green added.

Located in the 19th century Rouse Building, a former department store downtown, the Culver Center houses the Sweeney Art Gallery as well as a screening room, public performance space, and dance and digital studios. It joins the UCR/California Museum of Photography in the ARTSblock, part of UC Riverside’s continuing effort to provide a meeting point for arts at the university and in the community. The center is located at 3834 Main St.

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