Local Social Network for the Arts Community in Central Valley

Hello FresnoArts community,

I hope everyone is doing well.  I apologize if I have not participated in our community for a while now as I've been busy building the next iteration of

I started a couple of years ago with one goal in mind:  to connect our community together through the ARTS.  We continue to achieve this goal through our social networking platform for the arts community ( AND through a shared audience website network and promotion tool (FresnoConnect).

Today, I would like to announce that we are near completion of upgrading the current version of FresnoConnect.  The new platform will be called CentralValleyConnect and will have a better user interface on posting events and classifieds.  It will also extend the reach to neighbor counties such as Madera, Kings, and Tulare.  So if you are a Fresno artist and you have a show in Visalia, you could use CentralValleyConnect to post your event and it will automatically show up on websites that cover Tulare County events.   You post your event once and it will populate many websites automatically.

Our flagship events calendar for Central Valley that will cover not only the arts but others such as business and worship events is called  In the next couple of months, you will notice several arts-focused website that will use the platform that will be run by your favorite local arts organization.  You might also see some organizations use CVConnect to power a branded events portion of their website.  I think that this project is a great tool for resource-sensitive organizations and artists as lead generation and audience development platform.

As for the community (, the platform we use will remain the same (Ning platform), although we will update the main navigation to focus on the Community portion, with a link to the events and classifieds listing.  Your login with FresnoConnect will be migrated to CentralValleyConnect, so that will be the same.

Thank you so much for everything that you do as ARTISTS.  You are my inspiration and motivation to continue my work in promoting the creatives and artists where we live.


Victor Ramayrat

Founder -

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Comment by Victor Ramayrat on June 8, 2012 at 4:45pm

Thanks Carol :)  I hope all is well with you.  

Comment by Carol Hartman on June 8, 2012 at 7:36am
Congratulations, Victor! You are doing a great service for the community. Even tho I've moved (but still a member of GALLERY 25), I enjoy your updates about local events. Keep up the good work!

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