- About Parker Arts
About Parker Arts
Town of Parker Cultural Department Vision and Mission
Our Parker community will maintain a connection to our past while growing our identity as a vibrant, cultural, scientific and artistic community which embraces collaboration, innovation and new ideas to sustain and increase cultural vitality and enable active community engagement that is accessible to all.
To enhance the cultural and economic vitality of the greater Parker region by providing access to arts, culture, history, and science programs and educational opportunities for its citizens and visitors, and offering community, business and civic gathering spaces.
Download Cultural Department 2013-2018 Strategic Plan.
Click here to see our newly released 2019 - 2023 Strategic Plan.
PARKER ARTS encompasses the many facilities and events that the Town of Parker’s Cultural Department oversees, including a wide variety of local, regional, national and international cultural, arts, scientific and educational programming and rentals.
The PACE Center is home to a 542-seat theater, Bellco art gallery, event room, dance studio, culinary teaching kitchen, green room and dressing rooms, an outdoor amphitheater, and several classrooms.
The Schoolhouse Complex (formerly known as the Mainstreet Center) includes a recently rehabilitated 100-year-old historic school building with an event room, meeting rooms, and a dance studio; and a newly renovated non-historic annex with a 200-seat theater, art gallery and heritage center. The Schoolhouse complex hosts community arts events and classes including theater, dance, music and visual arts. The theater lobby includes a full concession area, an art gallery curated by Parker Artist Guild, and a heritage center managed by the Parker Area Historical Society.
The century-old Ruth Memorial Chapel is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is the perfect setting for small wedding, church groups or quiet meetings.
Discovery Park, located next to Parker’s library, the park and plaza on Mainstreet and Pine Drive is a unique destination. With interactive fountains in the summer, a vibrant ice trail in the winter, and performances and events throughout the year, the 1.5 acre park is an all-season community gathering place.