About Us

Our Vision

The people of Box Butte County will enjoy a variety of quality artistic and cultural events and opportunities that attract all segments of the community.

The schools in Box Butte County will welcome arts and cultural events and opportunities as a regular part of their students’ education.

The arts will be well-supported by local entities. Funding will be readily available because of the recognized stewardship of the Alliance Arts Council.

Develop a budget that would allow us to bring high-profile artists to our community.

Our Mission

The Alliance Arts Council will provide quality artistic/cultural events and opportunities for citizens of Box Butte County and the surrounding rural areas.

Board of Directors

Cindy Randall

Executive Director

Virginia Carr


Shannon Kinsella


Barbara Kendle

Board Member

Deb Moore

Board Member

Lorie Benzel

Board Member

Becky Mitchell


Sheila Schmeits


Sarah Glesinger

Board Member

Lori Davis

Board Member

Jo Underwood

Board Member

Our History


The first Alliance Arts Council performing arts season was in 1985-1986. The initial AAC Board of Directors was comprised of Evelyn Bauer, Darrell Berg, Marcy Giles, Oralene Hofmann, Greg Kosmicki, Cindy Randall, and Albert Reddish.


The first events hosted by the Alliance Arts Council were a concert by The Ravnan Two and an artist-in-residence by the Gulizia Brothers. 1986 marked the first year that season tickets were sold; there were 63 members/season ticket holders. Adult price was $25 and student/senior was $20.


Cindy Randall was named the AAC Executive Director in 1991.


The AAC established the endowment in 2001 and continues to add to this fund to preserve our future.


Each year the Alliance Arts Council presents a Fall to Spring season which includes four performing arts events, a week long in-school residency targeting 4th graders and a month long visual art exhibit. The AAC currently averages 100-150 season tickets/members each year.

Our Co-Presenters

Supported By

Nebraska Arts Council

The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported these program(s) through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Visit https://www.artscouncil.nebraska.gov/ for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization, or how you can support the Nebraska Cultural Endowment at www.nebraskaculturalendowment.org

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

The Alliance Arts Council (AAC) is committed to providing a welcoming, equitable and inclusive environment in the diverse activities and programming that we offer.  We believe that the arts are essential to the quality of life of every person in our rural locale.  We will be mindful of and responsive to each individuals set of needs.

The AAC will provide opportunities and access to the arts for people of all race, color, religion, sex, age, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, military service, citizenship status, ancestry, or disability.

Our Goals:

Understand and acknowledge that cultural equity is critical to the long term viability of the arts.


Address inequities for under-represented artists, children and adults

Pursue cultural consciousness throughout our organization, providing ongoing DEI training to all AAC Board members.  (Or could be just our Committee with a report to the Board)  I will find a short YouTube training video.

Ensure continued data collection that leads to informed decision making

Embed education and advocacy into our arts celebrations, specific to our community needs

Implement, monitor and evaluate our inclusion practices


Commit to engage the cultures that are prevalent in our region

Book artists that celebrate diversities

Promote events in ways that every person in our region is provided the same opportunities and services (ie: placing posters in areas frequented by underserved individuals not only in high traffic areas).

Meet people where they are rather than making them come to us for input.

Collaborate with other arts organizations to build inclusion strategies.

Provide equitable access to the arts for all areas and groups


Broaden the impact of our arts offerings and foster activities which create connections between community members. Reflect the diversity of our community in these offerings.                                  

Ensure that all of our events are welcoming and comfortable and that they are responsive to the needs of our community.

Provide activities that are affordable and held at accessible locations so that all can fully participate

Expand our audience by being more visible in our attempts to represent all members of our community equally.

Past Events

Audun Ravnan

Tulsa Ballet – “The Nutcracker”

Missoula Children’s Theatre

Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra

Box Butte County Centennial Play

Scarlet & Cream Singers

Nebraska Theatre Caravan

Ballet Omaha

White Eagle

Derik Nelson & Family

FEAT Acrobatics

Jean Curry-Hess

The Looney Lutherans

Gulizia Brothers

Moscow Boys Choir

Scott Duncan

Mariachi America

Yesterday – “A Tribute to the Beatles”

The Original Dickens Carolers

Lazer Vaudeville

Todd Almond

“Those Were The Days” – William Florian

“The Science & Circus Art Show” – Peter Davison

Adam Gardino

Steven Tamayo 

Termesphere Exhibit

Common Ground Dancers

The Unexpected Harp

“Red Skelton” – A Tribute by Tom Mullica

James Wedgewood

“Buffalo Bill” – William F. Boycott

Robert Peltz Exhibit

Queen City Jazz Band

“Celebrate Africa” – Charles Ahovissi

“The Cowboy Ain’t Dead Yet” – R.J Vanygriff

Poppa Bear Norton

The Gulizia Brothers

The Diamonds

Woods Tea Co.

The international Tenors

Paul Taylor

Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience

The Orphan Train by Pippa White

Holy Rocka Rolaz

Buckets & Tap Shoes

Jean Curry-Hess

Chaz Lierk

Sugar Valley Singers

Jean Jensen

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