Welcome to United Arts Alliance!

Do you know of a fabulous artist in the Rock County area?  Have you seen a great theatre production, heard a fantastic band, had wonderful food, seen amazing hair or tattoo design, or do you know of some Rock County youth with impressive creative talent?

 VOTE NOW for the 2015 UAA JAC AWARDS.

 Congratulations to the 2014 JAC Award Winners!

Sign up now to be a vendor at the 2014 UAA Arts Fest in partnership with Irish Fest!

***United Arts Alliance is proud to announce its 2014 ARTS Hall of Fame Inductees***

 

 What is UAA?

Originally started in 1996 as a way to create a performing arts space in Janesville, , UAA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is “to foster an improved awareness and appreciation of the arts”.  To do this, every year UAA produces several events, which recognize arts and artists in Rock County, including Arts Hall of Fame and ArtsFest.  Starting in 2011, UAA launched Janesville Area Creativity (JAC) awards, which present awards for creativity of all sorts: from outstanding theater production, to culinary artist and hair designer.  Money raised from JAC awards support our scholarship fund.  Every year, UAA gives out scholarships to several Rock County residents looking to continue their education in art.  Thanks to your support of JAC awards, we have been able to quadruple the amount of each scholarship!

Going forward, UAA is excited to partner with Janesville Performing Arts Center to sponsor a series of talks called CREATIVE VISION: Sustaining Arts in Rock County.  These will lay the foundation for strategic planning for the future of arts in Janesville and Rock County.  As part of Creative Vision talks, UAA will bring 4 speakers per year, who will help our arts community work together towards developing and implementing a joint vision.   The first of these talks took place on July 17 at 8 am at JPAC.  You are invited to attend and then participate in the discussions that will follow on that date and beyond.

UAA general membership meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8 am at Basics and we hope you will join us, whether you are an artist, an arts organization, an arts business, or an arts supporter.  We are all in this together, and it takes all of us to make Rock County arts scene grow and prosper.

Take a minute to browse this website, check out our calendar of events, and follow United Arts Alliance on Facebook!

Yuri Rashkin

President

United Arts Alliance

 

Email us: uaarockcounty@gmail.com
  1. * Musical Local artists: Chris Kohn, Roxanne Neat, Yuri Rashkin, and Stephanie Aherns(a former student of mine)
    *Theatre Artists: Allen Jeanette and of course my grandson, Donnie Klukas
    *Painting and Drawing Artists: Val Saxer and Alice Sprecher
    *Sewing/ Quilting Artist: Debbie Dodge, Cathy Jass, Diane Quale and many more…

  2. A photographer IS a fine artist unless he is a commercial photographer. You should have subcategories for fine art or call it painting instead of fine art. I also do not understand the logic of which categories are juried and which are peoples’ choice. Thanks for the work you do.

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