To cultivate a positive vision of Modesto by empowering individuals to learn, experiment, create, and share their talents, goals, stories, and struggles in a safe and accessible space.
To develop a space that supports, fosters and enables multi-disciplinary learning by combining an art gallery, classrooms/work areas, cafe, and venue for live performances.
The Shire Community Space started in a garage on Oakshire Avenue in Modesto, CA in the winter of 2015. What began as a small venue with a handful of events grew into an active and vibrant community space that was more successful than we could have ever imagined!
Today, The Shire has evolved into a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization which provides members of our community with opportunities to make connections, learn new skills, and grow their passions.