About Kitson Arts Alliance

    About the Kitson Arts Alliance
    Kitson Arts Alliance, Inc. (KAA) is a non-profit focused on collaboration and partnership. We exist to foster connections between creative individuals and organizations of all kinds, and the broader public. KAA embraces a diverse community of creatives, including artists & curators, artisans & agriculturalists, and writers & performers, in the belief that these creative endeavors complement one another and foster social, cultural, and economic growth. By promoting and nurturing a diverse creative community Kitson Arts Alliance contributes to a public appreciation of the arts that is vibrant, strong, and sustainable.
    Our Mission
    Kitson Arts Alliance cultivates collaboration among a diverse community of creative individuals and organizations in order to build programs, events, and other opportunities that promote their work, empower and support them, and contribute to the social, cultural, and economic advancement of their local communities.
    Our Objectives
    • To build and maintain membership and partnerships that are diverse and vibrant.
    • To build programs, events, and opportunities that promote, empower, and support our members and partners, and that contribute to the social, cultural, and economic advancement of their local communities.
    • To provide time, space, a platform, and support for creatives to explore and realize new ideas for advancing a diverse array of artistic and cultural expression.
    • To foster and promote programs that engage individuals of all ages and backgrounds in the arts and culture.
    • To support youth and education through the development of curricula and opportunities that engage students in studying the arts.
    • To raise funds for the support of KAA programs, events, and opportunities.
    Management Team

    Co-founder / Board President – Patrick Robinson

    Co-founder / Executive Director – Dan Tompkins

    Board of Advisors

    Richard Griffith

    L.P. Howard III

    Marta Kovacs-Ruiz

    Patrick Robinson

    Walter D. Ball

    Sue Palackas

    Bob “Bubba” Smith

    Sherry St. Clair

    Michelle Thomas

    Dan Tompkins

    Susan Zellner

    Board Officers

    President – Patrick Robinson

    Vice President – Dan Tompkins

    Secretary – Dan Tompkins

    Treasurer – Sherry St. Clair

    Strategic Partners

    Frank Finan

    Betsy Green

    Dr. Sonji Lee

    Debra Osborne

    Bryon Rood

    Nancy Smith

    Alice J. Strauss

    Victoria Switzer

    Chaz Zellner