The Spokane Valley Arts Council (SVAC) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that works with local businesses, civic leaders and artists to cooperatively conceive, develop and implement art-related programs and cultural activities. The organization works to strengthen the community and benefit regional arts and cultural organizations, area artists, and local businesses. Besides providing entertainment, the arts provide recreation for those who participate. The council also provides continuing education as people study and practice the arts more deeply. For more information, visit the council’s website at www.spokanevalleyarts.org.