Arts & Humanities


The mission of Salina Arts & Humanities is "the cultivation of this place through the power of the arts and humanities to change lives and build community."

As a department of the City of Salina, Salina Arts & Humanities (SA&H) has served a unique role in arts advocacy since 1966. SA&H is noted nationally for the services it provides as a valued component of balanced local governance and for the financial and other support it provides many area arts organizations. Among the longtime programs SA&H directly produces are the Smoky Hill River Festival, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program, Horizons Grants Program, Community Art & Design, and #ArtsMatterSalina E-Newsletter.

Key to the long-range focus of Salina Arts & Humanities are four goals that comprise the city's Big Ideas Community Cultural Plan, adopted in 2008.

  • Make arts, culture and heritage offerings welcoming, affordable, and accessible to all Salinans.
  • Make our community a more beautiful place in which to live, work, and visit.
  • Use the arts as an engine to drive economic development and downtown and community revitalization.
  • Make Salina a model community for cultural-sector coordination, unity, and support.

Contact Information

Salina Arts & Humanities
211 W. Iron Ave.
Salina, KS 

(785) 309-5770(785) 309-5770

Brad Anderson

Office Hours  

8 a.m.-12 p.m.
1 p.m.-5 p.m.

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