Now Accepting Entries:

SKILLS Talent Show 2019

Submit your entry for the opportunity to open for one of our national acts during the 2019-2020 season. The submission deadline is Friday, July 12th, 2019!


Upcoming Events

Workshops & Classes 

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center is dedicated to building community through the arts. We offer free and inexpensive programming throughout the year, geared towards bringing supplemental arts education to the city of Newport News.


Facility Rentals

Downing-Gross is not only a cultural arts facility - it is also an event venue with a variety of spaces available for rental. Consider having your next event here with us! We offer affordable and competitive rates with discounts for residents of the city of Newport News.


Get Involved

Help us in our goal of building community through the arts! Find out how to get involved as a partner in the arts!