Arts UC Merced Presents

Preserve the arts at UC Merced and enrich the local community.

Arts UC Merced Presents features artists who engage audiences, teach students and preserve the vision that the arts are not only for entertainment, but also for education and enrichment for the entire community.

Universities play an important role in the support and preservation of art forms that might otherwise be marginalized and largely unknown to the wider public. The University of California has a history of demonstrating great respect for the contribution that artists make to the quality of education and quality of life. For example, programs such as UCI Arts (UC Irvine), Cal Performances (UC Berkeley), ArtPower! (UC San Diego) and programs presented by the UC Davis Mondavi Center bring accomplished artists to perform and to exhibit their works for students, faculty, staff and local communities.

Your generous donation will help support the mission of Arts UC Merced Presents and provide you with a variety of enriched programming, including contemporary classical music, world music and dance, art created from new technologies and cutting-edge works from contemporary theater artists and choreographers.

Your gift will help support artists, build audiences and continue to create community on campus and throughout the community of Merced.

We welcome you to direct any inquires you may have to Gail Benedict, Co-founder and Producing Manager, at or (209) 228-4566.

Thank you for your support. Every gift makes a difference.