The Selma Arts Center strives to enrich the lives of all people who pass through our doors by leading a culturally diverse collective of local artists who provide quality theatre and artistic experiences for the community at large. Home to dramatic, visual, literary, and musical arts, the Selma Arts Center works to create experiences that are inspirational, educational, and of the highest caliber. We are proud to provide a variety of programs that reflect the diverse interests of the communities we serve.


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Marc Patterson

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Marc Patterson received his BA in art from Western State College of Colorado. He then went on to receive a master’s degree in drawing and printmaking from Fresno State. He has been teaching art at McLane High School for sixteen years. Patterson has taught college art classes at Fresno City College, Reedley College and Fresno Pacific University. Patterson is the lead teacher for McLane High School’s ArtVenture Academy, an award winning art program with significant exhibitions around the state and exhibitions in Washington D.C. and the White House. Patterson is a resident of Selma. His exhibit, “Pieces”, focuses on the technique of collage, an art process invented in the early 1900’s, and is now 100 years old. Patterson’s exhibit contains representational and abstract images exploring the themes of landscape, visual interpretations of various texts including the Bible, quotes and demonstration pieces from student projects using collage and mixed media. Patterson’s technique explores many collage techniques through the transformation and application of collage materials to achieve specific aesthetic effects.
Patterson will speak about his art and the history of collage at the Selma Cultural Arts Center on January 12, at 7:00PM.

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  • The King of the Chimney Sweeps will forever remain transfixed in my memory. Selma Arts Center should be historically memorialized just based on the talent alone not to mention its captivating architecture and preeminent position as a performing arts center in Central California. Five stars.

  • I saw Young Frankenstein. It was hilarious and the cast did an excellent job. I will go back again. I hope they have some more comedy, but I'm sure that I will enjoy whatever they decide to run. Thank you to the cast. It's always nice to leave a comedy with sore jaws from smiling and laughing.

  • Nice, small, intimate venue. Well put together and fun. Something I hope the community supports and uses it to grow their art and entertainment options. Had dinner at George's in downtown a block away. Fun, inexpensive date night.