The Arts and Culture Division coordinates the programming and promotion of arts and humanities in the community and is responsible for a variety of City sponsored programs such as art exhibits, concerts, and Funtaztikidz.
It is the goal of the Arts and Culture Division to identify and cultivate support, interest, and involvement not only in the visual and performing arts, but in historical preservation and volunteering. It is our intent to continually enhance these important aspects of our community. The Arts and Culture Division is building a grassroots movement that will enrich the lives of our citizens and help to make Thornton a place of even greater distinction.
The division serves as the City liaison to the Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO). TASHCO is a non-profit citizen committee appointed by City Council to administer grant funding provided by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). TASHCO also serves the community in the selection of visual art and involvement in various cultural events.
Thornton Arts & Culture Center
The Thornton Arts & Culture Center (TACC, pronounced 'Taxi'), 9209 Dorothy Blvd., is home to performances, classes, art exhibits in the Oz Gallery, and the Volunteer Thornton program. TACC is shared by the Senior and Arts & Culture Divisions. Upcoming programming includes senior fitness classes; line dancing; Tai Chi; the children’s entertainment series, Funtaztikidz; rotating art exhibits; Thornton Community Chorus concerts, and a new community theatre project called Break a Leg! We look forward to growing TACC into a center infused by our community’s love and appreciation for culture, the arts, and staying active.
Buz Hedglin, Arts & Culture Manager
Krystle Codrey, Arts & Volunteer Coordinator
Baylee Hughes, Guest Services Specialist