To be the cultural anchor for our community.
Our mission is to collect, preserve, and exhibit the work of contemporary artists and present it to the community as a vital source of inspiration and education.
We believe art is what makes us human.
We believe contemporary art inspires important discussion about ourselves and the world in which we all live, building community through a greater understanding and appreciation of each other.
We value being a center for creativity, self-expression, and cultural dialogue, making The NIC a place where individuals can become connected to the larger community in which they live and work.
We believe in helping everyone understand the role of art in our daily lives by showcasing and celebrating art, art education, and art appreciation opportunities.
We believe art stimulates the hearts and minds of everyone who comes in contact with it because creativity is an essential element of a joyful life.
We sustain an environment that encourages children, families, and community members to discover art, be creative, and interact with each other through their shared art experience.
Guided by these beliefs, The NIC provides every citizen in our community with the opportunity to participate in and experience the arts on a personal basis.