What is the Lucky Penny Community Arts Center?

  • The Community Arts Center (CAC) is a 7,200 square-foot facility in the City of Napa that opened in January 2015, providing a central location for training and education, rehearsal and practice, and performance and presentation.
  • The CAC is an affordable and accessible “creation place” - an incubator for all kinds of art –where the local community can imagine, develop and present performing and visual arts.
  • The CAC is unique in Napa—the only hands-on, ground-up, low-overhead facility of its kind that can provide a place for all kinds of arts and cultural creations to take shape and be seen.
  • The CAC is available for rental. Follow this link for the rate sheet and details.

Where is the Lucky Penny Community Arts Center and what facilities does it offer? 

CAC-map The CAC is located at 1758 Industrial Way, Suites 204-209. This is just off California Boulevard south of Trancas Street. 

Is it a theater in the traditional sense? No, we've set up shop in what was designed to be a light industrial area. Within the wide open spaces of this building, we have built a black box theater, rehearsal rooms,  and much more. With the rising cost of commercial space, it is this type of affordable location that makes financial sense for us. Neighbors in the area include dance studios, fitness and martial arts studios, a church, food services and more. 

As shown in the floor plan, the Center includes a performance area with theatrical lighting and sound and seating for 97 on raked risers; a rehearsal room/dance studio; a green room and two dressing rooms, a full-size lobby, and a scene construction shop with costume/properties storage area.

What can happen in the Lucky Penny Community Arts Center?

Because of the flexible design and an ample amount of space, there's a lot that can happen here. For example:

  • Plays, musicals, staged readings, dance performances, recitals, solo shows
  • Poetry readings, poetry slams, dance competitions, talent shows, films
  • Open mic nights, trivia nights, speciality act shows, puppet theatre, bingo(?)
  • Rehearsals of all kinds of music, theatre and dance groups
  • Classes in dance, voice, acting, art, costuming, makeup, lighting and sound
  • Meetings and presentations
  • Sculpture, painting, crafts
  • Design and construction of theatre props/scenery/costumes
  • Art shows and displays

What would YOU do in the Commmunity Arts Center? What groups or individuals can benefit from it?

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