The Patagonia Creative Arts Association is a non-profit center that offers programming in all areas of the arts.
Founded in 1999, Patagonia Creative Arts provides classes, workshops, and open studios for both children and adults. Its goals are to connect the community through hands-on activities and provide a safe and nurturing place to bring out the inner artist in everyone.
Patagonia Creative Arts Association has a history of actively creating partnerships to advance arts in education and arts in the community. From the beginning our programming has encompassed all ages of community members, with our main focus on the children of the area. The programming is balanced, affordable to the public, and vital to the understanding of arts as a contribution to quality of life.
Located behind Patagonia Creative Arts, the Tin Shed Theatre and Movie House is a 100-seat venue that features performances by artists and troupes from across the nation and the world.
The Tin Shed’s first production was in 1999, when it premiered “Spooky Casa,” an interactive “haunted house” for Halloween. Since then, the theatre has hosted dancers from India (through UA Presents), a folk artist from Australia, elementary school productions, and dramas such as “Velveteen Rabbit,” “Wyatt Earp,” “The Sisters Bell,” and “Quilters.”