The City of Milpitas is proud to offer a variety of art programs, which add to the vitality of the community. The Milpitas Arts and Culture Grant Program (MACG) is a competitive grant program where both group and individuals can apply for funding. The Phantom Art Gallery is located in the Milpitas Community Center. Display space is available for artists to display their work, once approved by the Arts Commission. The Milpitas Community Theatre is a theatre program for ages 6 years – Adult. We typically hold three performances per year, creating opportunities for all ages to showcase their talents!

Phantom Art Gallery:

  • Clay Magic House – Manieng Ng May 20 – July 5

  • Vinay Kumar Verma & Neel Kamal Verma – A Visual Journey July 15 – August 23

Milpitas Community Concert Band:

The Milpitas Community Concert Band continues its 24th season with this lineup of concerts. All MCCB concerts are designed to entertain you and your family. They are always admission free and end with a small reception and light refreshments. Donations are accepted at concerts (suggested $2 per person) and all proceeds are used solely for the band’s benefit.

The Milpitas Community Concert Band (MCCB), under the direction of Jeff Yaeger, is comprised of musicians with various backgrounds coming together to make music! The band continues to provide a supportive and interesting outlet for its members’ musical growth, as well as provide an entertaining experience for its audiences and the community! In addition to band standards, MCCB performs a variety of marches, musical/Broadway selections, classical pieces, transcriptions and forgotten gems – some of which haven’t been performed in the Bay Area in decades.

MCCB performs several family-friendly concerts throughout the year and is a treasured musical presence at the City of Milpitas’ annual Veterans Day Ceremony, Memorial Day Ceremony and Holiday Tree Lighting events. The MCCB is always actively seeking new members who play Flute, any size Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, any size Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Baritone Horn/Euphonium, Tuba, or Percussion. Musicians of various levels and ages are welcome to join. If you are an active performer or haven’t played in years, there’s a place for you in MCCB! Rehearsals are held Thursdays, 7:30P.M. – 9:30P.M., at the Barbara Lee Senior Center (40 N. Milpitas Blvd). The yearly registration fee is $30.00 per member.

The Arts Commission is a body that provides recommendations to the City Council on items related to art and public art in Milpitas.

Milpitas Arts Commission’s Mission Statement: “The Milpitas Arts Commission, in order to enhance the quality of life in its community, shall promote, provide and encourage the arts in the City of Milpitas.”

Recreation Services Hours:
457 East Calaveras Boulevard Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Main Phone: (408) 586-3210 Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Program Contact: Renee Lorentzen Phone: (408) 586-3409