Welcome to the Cultural Arts Coalition Website

We have been waiting almost 35 years to have many of you visit us. We have a very diverse group of programs we implement. We provide programs in the arts, Environmental Education, Afterschool programming as well as co-sponsoring programs from HIV/AIDS Education to anti Schools to Prison efforts. We are involved with mentoring and programs geared towards making resources available to our young people.

Cultural Arts Coalition is housed at the Wilhelmina Johnson Resource Center 321 NW 10th St. Gainesville, Florida. The Center is home to the Lavern Porter Dancers, Shorin-Ryu, Makare African Dance Family and Ghanaian Dance. Special events are hosted here at the Center from baby showers to wakes and everything in between, and from weddings to Sweet 16 birthday parties. Organizations use the facility for weekly and monthly meetings.

We have been humbled by the support of local businesses, organizations, churches and individuals both youth and elders.

Please look at each of our web pages and it is our hope that you will find a way to join our “Village” through volunteering, sharing your artistic crafts, offering cultural classes at our Center or helping us to promote a strong community with productive youth preparing for the future.

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