From the time the Center opened in 1981, we have been owned and operated by the local non-profit Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation. From 1981 – 2006, our name was Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. In 2006, the board of directors of the Foundation granted a 10-year naming sponsorship to Wells Fargo, which changed our name to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. In 2016, at the expiration of the agreement with Wells Fargo, the board reached a 10-year naming sponsorship agreement with Lytton Rancheria. The Lytton Tribe earmarked their generous sponsorship to allow us to return to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.
Lytton Rancheria’s support will be used to help make sure all of our operations and programs continue – from building maintenance to education programs to mainstage performances to community events. As an independent non-profit organization that does not receive significant support from a municipality, state government, or university, we rely on the philanthropic support of individuals, businesses, and foundations to make all of our programs possible.
The Center is still owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation.