New American arts center in Casablanca celebrates community

The American Cultural Association (ACA) and the American Language Center (ALC) Casablanca are thrilled to announce that the American Arts Center (AAC), in the Gauthier neighborhood of Casablanca, will open to the public Tuesday, March 29. 

Located in the heart of the Gauthier neighborhood, a thriving cultural hub in Casablanca, the AAC with its 284 m² space features a wood-paneled 150-seat theater/cinema with mezzanine, three levels of exhibition space, individual meeting rooms wired for audio and video, and a fifth-floor panoramic space with terrace, overlooking Casablanca’s Art Deco district. ACC is a 10-minute walk from the Parc de la Ligue Arabe, with very convenient access.

For a creative city with a strong independent art scene

After almost 5 decades of serving the Moroccan community, the American Language Center in Casablanca has contributed to the development of the city's cultural and artistic ecosystem.

The American Arts Center is a non-profit space, an extension of the ALC Casablanca and as a multi-disciplinary, inclusive space, it aims to cultivate and encourage innovation and creation in arts and education.   Through its diverse program of exhibitions, academic and cultural activities, the AAC aims not only to bring artists and communities together, but also to help advance cultural exchange and innovation in Morocco through dynamic programs, including artist workshops, open public events, studio classes, professional development opportunities, academic outreach and exchange and an international arts residency.

Opening events include three separate photographic exhibitions, featuring new work by Moroccan Street Photographer 'YORIYAS’ (see attached press release), a mosaic installation by students of Brahim Benkirane’s photography masterclasses, and a special presentation of the AAC workshop “Kids with Cameras”, in which children from two communities in Morocco share their world through their own eyes.

AAC looks forward to present a diverse program for the month of Ramadan, including films, concerts, dance, and more.