Blue River Arts Council

The Blue River Arts Council is bridging cultures, building community, and boosting economy by resurrecting the Isis Theatre in Crete, Nebraska, and providing fun and artistic adventures for all of our diverse community.

Isis Theatre

The Blue River Arts Council is extremely thankful to have a wonderful supporting cast of volunteers, working behind the scenes, for the Isis Theatre renovation project.

Countless community members have helped with the initial demolition of the interior, removal of the old theater seats, temporary relocation of the projector and other theater equipment. Local businesses have pledged their services and materials when construction begins. Fundraising continues to be successful, showing the support of community members who want to return to the theater.

Past Events


August 2022: A Free Movie for the Back to School Community Picnic

Halloween Movie:
Hocus Pocus

October 2021: Halloween movie to coincide with community Trunk or Treat event.

Crete: In Harmony

In the summer of 2021, events were planned to celebrate the musical diversity in our community, featuring live music and outdoor movie events.

Sweetheart Cinema

February 2021: Valentine’s Day free public movie event.

Crete Public Library Art Gallery

Blue River Arts Council is working with library staff and curating a designated art exhibit quarterly for the public to enjoy.

Santa in the Park

2020 Free Christmas Event, with other local organizations and non-profits, allowing community members to drive through the park for more than 450 children to receive gifts, see Santa, the Grinch and elves.

Pop-Up Cinema

Starting in June 2020, the Blue River Arts Council began holding COVID-safe, socially-distanced drive-in movies free for the community.

29 Wine & Dine

Held February 29, 2020, the 29 Wine & Dine announced our Capital Campaign for the Isis Theatre.

Birds of a Feather

In September 2019, the Blue River Arts Council hosted a public art/sculpture event

80s Prom

Our initial event, to begin fundraising for Isis Theatre Renovation.

About Us

The Blue River Arts Council (BRAC) was formed in 2018 with a mission to provide Southeast Nebraska access to quality arts and entertainment opportunities. Learn more about the volunteers who make up the Board of Directors here.