Who We Are & What We Do

The Diamond Valley Arts Council(DVAC), founded in 2004, is an organization dedicated to promoting awareness of the activities, events and venues for enjoying and participating in the various forms of artistic expression and cultural opportunities available to our community.


Since its founding in 2004, “Advancing the Arts – Creating Community” has been the motto of The Diamond Valley Arts Council.  With The DVAC’s move into a new facility at 123 N. Harvard St. in downtown Hemet, the implications of that ideal has taken on even greater significance for both the arts and for the community. 

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Through partnerships with individuals, arts- and culture-related groups and local businesses, as well as civic and governmental agencies, we strive to develop programs and create opportunities which stimulate and enrich the cultural, economic, and intellectual life of the community; positive quality of life issues for the community to experience.  These goals and ideals are summarized in our motto “Advancing the Arts – Creating Community”.


Meet the Team

Jason Strain

Email: jason@thedvac.org

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Anna Ancheta

Email: localcoloridyll@hotmail.com


Debradawn Shocky

Board Member, HSTC
Email: hstc@thedvac.org

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Elena Kern

Email: art4elena@aol.com