In September 1995 Ginny Jayne sent out a letter; she was interested in getting a community art shop started – a place where local artists could get together to work on their art and share their ideas. There were other artists with the same dream and working towards a similar goal. By the spring of 1996 an organization had been born. With the help of the local Community Action Team, the group was offered an “incubatorship” with the Klamath Tribal Planning Department. They chose a name, Two Rivers Village Arts (TRVA). Soon they had a location and were open for business.
Over the years the organization has grown and evolved, but has never moved from its roots as a venue for local artists. We owe a big vote of thanks to the founders of our organization and those early members who persevered and did the hard work to get TRVA up and running.
In 1998 TRVA teamed up with the Friends of Chiloquin Library and Chiloquin Visions in Progress and together began working towards a center that would house the library and the art gallery, as well as provide the elements of a community center. The funds were raised and the building built. In May 2004 TRVA moved into its new home. We now have a large, light and airy display gallery as well as classrooms, storage and office space. The display area was named the Two Rivers Gallery.
To promote good will within the community and to cultivate the quality of life by enhancing and contributing to community development through the arts. Two Rivers Village Arts, member of a non-profit corporation, is dedicated to developing and expanding the marketing, education and networking opportunities for individual artists, craftsmen, and crafts businesses in the region.
Chiloquin Visions in Progress (CVIP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community benefit organization formed in 1995, and serves the greater Chiloquin area through projects that result in a healthy social, economic, natural, and cultural environment. It also facilitates positive community projects by providing tax-exempt status, grant administration and other support. We would like to thank CVIP members for their continuing support and commitment to Two Rivers Village Arts.
Surviving as a non-profit is always challenging, especially in these difficult economic times. While we are fortunate to receive assistance from CVIP, individual and corporate donations are always much needed and very appreciated. Your contribution of any amount will make a difference!
We operate through a collective decision-making process. The membership annually elects a Board of Directors, which is responsible for operations and programming.