The Arts

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 The mission of the Cultural Services Division is to strengthen the City of Torrance as a unique center for         cultural programs, the arts and arts education through developing the Torrance Cultural Arts Center as a        unified campus for learning and excellence; providing classes, programs, and events that enrich the                     community through arts training and instruction for all levels of learning; creating new arts experiences and  attracting new audiences; serving the unique needs of artists, connecting their work to the public and               developing unique artistic resources of and for this community.

 Major programs within the Division include the Torrance Art Museum,  Torrance Theatre CompanyTorrance Civic Chorale and hundreds of classes offered in all the arts for all ages and levels of ability at the Cultural Arts Center. The Division also produces the annual Cherry Blossom Tree Festival in Columbia Park every spring and a summer Concerts in the Park series.  In 2014 the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market and the Community Gardens programs were also added to the Division.

Staff of the Division support the work of the Cultural Arts Commission, and are liaisons between the City and the Torrance Sister City Association and the Torrance Rose Float Association.