ARTS EXPRESS

Rating: 4.94 stars   53 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 2950 E 22ND St Tucson AZ 85713 USA

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2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I attended the Gospel concert on Sunday, Feb 20, 2011, and was very impressed with the quality of the performance, the professionalism of the group, and the enthusiasm of performers and audience alike! The soloists, in particular, were superbly prepared, poised, and connected with the audience and the choir. The enthusiasm of the conductor was contagious and led to thunderous audience participation - she had us dancing in the aisles! A seasoned chorister myself, I was prepared to be critical of the tone quality and pitch of the choir, but I was more than satisfied with what I heard: floating sopranos, solid altos, and tuneful men - no problem with pitch or tonality.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

--its effect on the audience and on me Sunday, 2/20/2011.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...not know where to improve it - perfect as-is.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Arts Express is a true gift the the Tucson community. The organization brings joy and hope to the city through its various productions and educational outreach to youth of Southern Arizona. It has been a pleasure to be associated with such a wonderful organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

witnessing first hand the knowledge gained and the transformations that take place in the lives of youth after attending the Fine Arts Youth Academy.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase the number of productions each year. The community can't get enough!

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

As a vocal participant with the community chorus in both Follow the Star and Let Freedom Sing for several years, I have seen the direct benefits to both community and TUSD students of all ages. Our neighbors and family look forward to and inquire about what Arts Express is doing next. I have referred several summer participants to this professionally conducted pragram in the past and plan to continue supporting it in the future. It's an especially fine way to give back to our community and ensure the future through our children.

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My granddaughter and the granddaughter of a friend attended ARTS EXPRESS the summer of '09 and thoroughly enjoyed it and we saw the benefits in both their attitude changes and improved grades the following year.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find away to support a number of guaranteed scholarships through public funds and United Way type organizations.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Arts Express has been a part of my life for nearly ten years now. I have volunteered as a makeup artist as well as cast member for Follow the Star, and I have always thoroughly enjoyed it and felt a part of the Arts Express family. I have also been in the audience to watch many performances of Follow the Star and Let Freedom Sing, and it is an amazing, heart-warming and wonderful experience every time.

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It is a great organization in which the community works very closely with each other to put on wonderful shows for the public.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

It would be great if there were more opportunities for plays/concerts throughout the year.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Arts Express possesses, among other things, three strong attributes: artistic programming, quality educational experiences, and sound fiscal management. The longevity of the organization speaks for itself. In the volunteer, non-profit sector, Arts Express stands as a shining example.

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I have been involved for 13 years.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would embrace technoloy to the organization's advantage.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Arts Express brings together a variety of people in Tucson who love music and drama to create opportunities to enrich the lives of young students in the fine arts. As a singer in the chorus, I have been privileged to participate with many fine performers who delight the community with such performances as Let Freedom Ring (July 4), Centennial Holiday, and Follow The Star (both in the Christmas season). The presentations raise awareness and funding to support the Fine Arts Youth Academy which enriches the lives of students in Tucson.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Musical excellence of the Tucson community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the reach of FAYA to other schools in the Tucson area.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Arts Express is a wonderful organization. Their musical produtions border on professional. From the musical arrangements, performers, costumes and organization, everything is exceptional. This is a excellent opportunity for children and adults in our community to participate in the performance arts.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Let Freedom Sing and Follow the Star

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Arts Express is a wonderful organization. Their musical produtions border on professional. From the musical arrangements, performers, costumes and organization, everything is exceptional. This is a excellent opportunity for children and adults in our community to participate in the performance arts.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Let Freedom Sing and Follow the Star

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Let freedom sing is a fantastic event. It is inspirational for all who are lucky enough to attend. Wonderful music, talent, and patriotic sentiment. Highly Recommended!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Participating as a cheering member of the audience

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no changes needed

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Rating: 5 stars  

I recently conducted some work for Arts Express and as a result I worked closely with a couple members of the Management team. Upon first meeting management, I could tell right away that they truely care about Arts Express and the charity's cause. Managment works extremely hard to further the cause of Arts Express and will do whatever it takes to continue to educate and enrich the community through all forms of art. Arts Express realizes that it is important to teach children about all forms of art in order for them to appreciate it. Arts Express is great cause that everyone in the community can benefit from.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've worked with managment and find that they are hard working as a result I believe the organization has a bright future and will continue educating and enriching the community through arts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I believe that there has been some recent changes in management that will benefit the organization.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

A friend.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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