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.
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.
150fest: Celebrating Community Connections since 1872!
August 2022: A Free Movie for the Back to School Community Picnic
Cabin Fever Concert Series
July 2022: Cabin Fever Concert Series
October 2021: Halloween movie to coincide with community Trunk or Treat event.
Alexis Arai y su Grupo Latino
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.
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.
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
Our initial event, to begin fundraising for Isis Theatre Renovation.
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.