Valley Cultural Foundation Programs
Our signature events attract thousands each year. As one of the largest non-profit arts organizations in Southern California, we are proud of our diverse demographic which includes community leaders and decision-makers. In addition to our public events, during the pandemic we pivoted to include online programs for younger audiences and will continue this new tradition going forward even after we all able to socially gather again.
VCF’s cornerstone of FREE summer Sunday afternoons (June, July, and August) at Warner Ranch Park in Woodland Hills. With an estimated attendance of 6,500 per week and a growing livestreaming audience on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
VCF in conjunction with the Department of Cultural Affairs Los Angeles, and Council District 2, presents 8 FREE concerts at North Hollywood Recreation Center. Saturday evenings in June, July, and August.
Movies on the Green and Drive-Up Movies are as American as apple pie. Family-friendly movies drawing between 500 (Drive-Up Movies) to 2,500 at Warner Ranch Park on Saturday evenings in summer.
Our Independence Day concert and fireworks celebration has become one of the largest FREE Fourth of July fireworks shows in Southern California. More than 60,000 individuals turn out for America’s birthday party.
VCF provides up-and-coming artists with venues to play, promote, and refine their talents while cultivating new artists for our programs. We do this through:
- Albums: VCF’s newest venture will produce albums offering a wide variety of platforms to expose emerging artists and provide performers an opportunity to have their music heard on a larger platform.
- Battle of the Bands: A contest for Emerging Artists to showcase their work for prize money and opportunities in the industry.
- Concerts on the Couch: Fifteen-minute videos supporting our Emerging Artists released on a weekly basis.
- Newsfeed: Up-to-date information found on our website feature articles about changes in the music industry along with biographies and other thought-provoking topics.
- Podcast: Beginning in January 2021, VCF is creating programs to discuss the Arts, introduce Emerging Artists, talk with prominent community leaders, and on occasion major performers will stop by and talk about their work and artistic contributions.
Children’s Performance Series provides specialty programs for children between the ages of 4 and 11. One-hour summer programs performed at the Madrid Theatre and other locations in the Valley.
School Scholarship Grants
VCF in conjunction with other non-profits works to provide individual music scholarships to students.
Taste of the Valley Food, Wine, Spirits & Microbrews: Average attendance = 1,500 for a 3½-hour event.
Annual Gala: Dancing with Our Valley Stars is a fundraising event to support the organization and include the arts community.
Bands on the 5K Run/Walk: New event to support emerging artists. Includes playlists of artists songs to run or walk to.
The Art of Whiskey: A sophisticated evening of whiskey tasting from premier distillers around the country. Money raised supports our Emerging Artists program.
Ruth’s Chris Golden Horn Award: Annual event to recognize and honor outstanding supportive community members.