Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community


Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community serves as a regional incubator of the arts, education, culture, and community activities. As the voice of the neighborhood, SCNA actively participates in preserving the heritage of and enhancing the quality of life in the Curtis Park neighborhood and throughout Sacramento by operating the Sierra 2 Center and the included Senior Activity Center.

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Address:2791 24th St
Sacramento, CA 95818
County or Parish:Sacramento
Primary NTEE:Arts,Culture & Humanities 
Sub NTEE:Theater 
Executive Director:Terri Shettle
Contact Email:info@sierra2.org
Primary Phone:916-452-3005
Website:http://www.sierra2.org
Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community is a designated City of Sacramento historical building, constructed in 1923. It was saved from demolition in the early 80's by a group of Curtis Park neighbors who envisioned it to be the social and architectural centerpiece of the neighborhood. Today, it not only serves as the gathering place for residents of Curtis Park but is now also the place where people from throughout Sacramento come to learn, play, and explore through the many events, activities, and classes offered here. In addition to operating Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community, Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association serves as the voice for residents of the Curtis Park neighborhood, advocating to preserve, protect and promote the elements that make the historical neighborhood special. Examples include protection of heritage trees and wildlife, safety and crime prevention, environmental conservation, architecture, and building community.
Sierra 2 Center is a significant cultural resource in the community, serving people of all demographic segments. Performing arts are iconic to the offerings at the center through 24th Street Theatre and the three dance studios where actors, dancers and musicians come to practice and learn. Additionally, the center houses an Italian language center, a yoga center, a Senior Activity Center, culinary programs, and personal development studies and workshops. We are seeking funds to update and upgrade the amenities, equipment, and program infrastructure to continue building on our work.
Our top needs:
  1. Technology - Technology Lab/Recording Studio/My Story Project filming and editing space: $20,000
  2. Funding: Program - Funding to support Wellness Programs for the Senior Activity Center: $5000
  3. Funding: Unrestricted - Funding to renovate and update the 24th Street Theatre: stage flooring, seats, curtains, sound and house lighting are in need of replacement $150,000
  4. Volunteers - Volunteer service time and expertise are needed to help us with the Senior Center operations, filming and editing for the My Story Project, and to assist with the theater renovation project.
  5. Funding: Unrestricted - Funds are needed to assist with capital repair projects necessary to maintain and preserve the historic 40,000 square foot, 3 acre property.
Sierra 2 Center is a significant cultural resource in the community, serving people of all demographic segments. Performing arts are iconic to the offerings at the center through 24th Street Theatre and the three dance studios where actors, dancers and musicians come to practice and learn. Additionally, the center houses an Italian language center, a yoga center, a Senior Activity Center, culinary programs, and personal development studies and workshops. Through the work of SCNA, the community at large has a place to explore new activities and cultures, test their abilities, and host life events and celebrations. The community is stronger through SCNA's partnerships and collaboration with other nonprofit organizations.