The goal of The Arts Society of the Norris Cultural Arts Center is to bring together active and interested persons of the community and to improve awareness and participation in programs produced by The Norris.

It is a network of volunteers who participate at each of the Norris events by ushering, working Curtain Calls (refreshments during intermission), and as Backstage Moms/Dads (attending to the needs of the performers and crew).

If you are interest in being an usher, working "Curtain Call" or being a "Backstage Mom/Dad" please call 630.584-7200 Ext. 14.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement for The Arts Society of the Norris Cultural Arts Center:

  • To promote the arts and cultural development for the benefit of the community
  • To create public awareness and appreciation of its programs and activities
  • To offer support activities for the cultural arts series and events
  • To focus the public's attention on the Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center as a vital part of St. Charles, Illinois and the surrounding communities


Support The Norris by joining The Arts Society. Call 630.584.7200 ext. 14 for membership information.


The Art Society was organized in September, 1982, by a group of five women under the direction of Joann Collins, daughter of Dellora Norris.  It was formed as an auxiliary to the center and was originally called the Women's Board of the NCAC.   In 1990, the name was changed to The Arts Society of the Norris Cultural Arts Center.

Fundraising has been an important part of The Arts Society from the beginning, and has included fashion shows, a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert, The Enchanted Forest, The Careful Critters' Show, Tea Time on Stage, pecan sales, and Curtain Calls Cookbook.  Since 1994, The Arts Society has generated more than $125,000 to support programming and beautification projects for The Norris.