The mission of the Seal Beach Community Performing Arts Association (SBCPAA) is to promote numerous cultural activities, i.e., theater, dance, music concerts, children’s opera theater, etc., through an annual concert series and a “Friends of Seal Beach Arts” with multi-levels of memberships and sponsorships. The Friends will also conduct event fundraising in support of furthering the purpose of the Association. Management of the day-to-day activities of and responsibility for the success of SBCPAA will be under the volunteer leadership
The premise behind establishing SBCPAA is not only to bring cultural activities to Seal Beach and surrounding communities, but also to establish that investment in the arts and culture is creative “place making” which means not only providing arts and culture where people want to live, work, congregate and own a business but also the arts become an essential part of a community’s identity. Further, successful creative place making builds the economy at the local level, enhancing surrounding non-arts businesses and providing job opportunities and ways for individuals to participate in activities associated with the arts and cultural events. The results bring people together and sparks community pride.