The Audience Enrichment Committee focuses on communication with the adult community. The goal is to provide community outreach so that more people are aware of the vast array of performance arts that occur at the Mondavi Center each season. In addition, the committee wants to make community members aware of the educational activities that are held within the framework of the Mondavi Center and presented by the Friends of Mondavi Center.
Audience Enrichment organizes the Spotlight Series, which features speakers on the performing arts in a social setting where extended discussion can be a part of the evening.
The Friends Events Committee organizes several events throughout the year that support the Mondavi Center Arts Education programs. These include an annual Brunch & Browse event in late October where holiday gifts and décor are on sale at theMondavi Center Gift Shop. Friends staff the Gift Shop, where all profits from gift sales go to support Mondavi Center Arts Education.
Friends also plan and host several events throughout the year, including the Kick-Off the Season Reception, Holiday Luncheon and Garden Party where funds are raised to support the School Matinee Ticket Program
Friends of Mondavi Center docents offer one-hour walking tours of the Mondavi Center at no charge; advance reservations are required. Tour groups enjoy views from special sections of the lobby, Jackson Hall and the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre while the docents talk about the history of the facility, the materials used in its construction, the donors who supported construction, ongoing programs and acoustical enhancements in the center. All of these elements combine to contribute to the reputation for excellence that the center has enjoyed. Call (530) 754-5399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a tour.
Managed and staffed by Friends of Mondavi Center, the Gift Shop is the hub of the Yocha Dehe Grand Lobby. In addition to being a friendly gathering place, the Gift Shop is the perfect place to find a gift for a special occasion or a personal indulgence. Come and discover new merchandise purchased by Friends. All profits from the Gift Shop help support the Mondavi Center Arts Education programs. You will be helping Friends, committed arts patrons, fulfill their goal of raising funds to support the Mondavi Center’s Arts Education programs. The Gift Shop accepts cash and checks. An ATM machine is available in the Yocha Dehe Grand Lobby.
Friends committees provide behind-the-scenes support to Mondavi Center, including the Audience Enrichment committee that works with the Mondavi Center public relations coordinator to assist with local media contacts and provides photographers for various Mondavi Center Arts Education events. The Ad Hoc Committee members provide assistance with Arts Education activities such as artists’ master classes, Young Artist Competition and the Globe Education Academy for Teachers.