To encourage and support
participation, education, and enjoyment of visual and
performing arts by all and to support the advancement of
excellence of cultural activities in the area.
Located in Ardmore, Oklahoma, The Charles B. Goddard Center for the Visual and Performing Arts was established in 1970 in memory of Charles B. Goddard by his wife, Ethel Goddard.
The Center is committed to
providing cultural experiences and art education for residents of South-Central Oklahoma.
The Center includes a visual arts museum, a performing arts
theatre with a professional film projection system, a sculpture
garden, and an art studios facility.
The Art Studios offers
hands-on, project-based instruction to youth, adults, and
seniors. The Center is a member of the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce and works
with the City of Ardmore, Ardmore Tourism Board, Ardmore
Development Authority, and Main Street Authority to provide
quality cultural programs to the community. The Goddard Center's
Primary Board and staff are strongly committed to developing
strategies to serve those populations in our community
traditionally identified as underserved.
supported by the Goddard Center's operating budget include
touring exhibits, touring performances, educational lectures and
demonstrations, hands-on art instruction, and an Outreach
Program that serves populations identified as underserved.
Goddard Center's Art Education Outreach Program was established
specifically to ensure we fulfill our artistic goal of serving
all populations in our community, and is part of the Primary
Board's strategic plan.