“Where there is no vision, the people perish”
Welcome to the Tehachapi Performing Arts Center
Foundation; An organization supporting the "vision" of a
place where the community of Tehachapi, and the world,
could come together to celebrate the arts and history of
And so it began. A "vision" of a place where the
community of Tehachapi, and the world, could come
together to celebrate the arts and history of Tehachapi.
Tehachapi is a rapidly growing community and is now
home to more than 30,000 residents. In the past,
Tehachapi was known as a small agricultural community
with few public buildings among which was a small
building that housed the Heritage League museum.
Today, with a rapidly growing population, those few
small public buildings remain as the center of the city.
The funds to build this Center are coming from grants,
the donations from Community members and
businesses, and government agencies.
The Center is a collaborative effort of the following organizations as the funds
to build this center are coming from grants, donations from community
members and businesses, government agencies and maybe, special new
friends, like you! In addition, numerous social and service organizations have
donated funds and pledged volunteer labor to assist in the creation of this
center. The entire community is excited and involved. Former Congressman Bill
Thomas expressed his support early in the process by obtaining a $125,000
grant for the project from the U.S. Congress.
© Tehachapi Performing Arts Center Foundation 2012-2013
Please watch our documentary video;
"The Music Tells The Story . . . Listen"
The Tehachapi Performing Arts Center Foundation's directors and donors toast the close of escrow on
19415 Red Apple Ave., their chosen building site. On the left are Amanda Carroll, Winnie Diggs, Matt
VoVilla, Leslie VoVilla, Kay Young and Dick Young. On the right are William Fletcher, Myra Fletcher,
Gayel Pitchford, Alexis Milton and B.J. Mitchell. Photo by Nick Smirnoff