Cultural Arts

The Arts encourage creativity, improve self-esteem, bring color to the world and broadens the view of different cultures. The City of Gilroy contracts with instructors who have special training and expertise in the Arts field. A variety of classes and activities are offered that appeal to the artist in each of us!

Cultural Arts Programs
Click on the classes listed below for program descriptions, dates, fees and details on the class. If there is not a link present for a class below, it means that the class is not currently being offered.
Children's Theater Auditions
The City of Gilroy Recreation Department and Director Carol Romo announce AUDITIONS for the 2016 Fall/Winter Children's Theater production of Elf Jr. The Musical. Auditions are for youth ages 6-16 and will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna Street. Click on the Elf Jr. Audition flyer for further details.
Young Artist "Poster Contest"
Theme: Character Counts...Be Responsible!
This contest is for youth in grades K-12. There are 5 different age categories and all entries will be judged. Participant ribbons will be given to all artists and prizes are awarded for award-winning artists. Winning artists will be presented at Gilroy City Council and award-winning pieces will be displayed. Posters are due November 14-16, 2016. Please deliver all completed posters tot he front office of your school and place in the designated box. Click on the Young Artist "Poster Contest" flyer for further details.
Program Supervisor
For specific program questions, contact Recreation Supervisor Cathy Mirelez by email or by phone at 408-846-0460.