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Help The Center for the Arts, whose revenue stream has been severely affected by cancellations due to COVID-19 precautions.

The Center for the Arts was in the middle of a Grand Re-Opening when COVID-19 forced the cancelation of events across the country.


After an extensive 18-month renovation and raising over $3 million, The Center was relying on ticket sales and event income to pay off newly purchased equipment, and to cover staffing and operating costs.


As all programs have been postponed through June 17, there is an immediate need to raise $150,000 to keep The Center running and to preserve this important community investment in the arts.


The Art Center Emergency Fund has been established to raise money to retain the remaining staff, to help bring back our show staff, and to ultimately reopen the theater once again.


Preserve this community’s investment in the arts.

Your contributions keep people employed and support production crews and artists. Support the future of The Center for the Arts when you donate today.

"We are resilient. Over the past year, we overcame financial challenges, scheduling nightmares, and delay after delay. But we did it – we have created a stunning cultural treasure for this community to enjoy for years to come."
The Center for the Arts Executive Director, Amber Jo Manuel
Amber Jo Manuel
Executive Director
What The Center is Doing

We began what we hope to be a temporary staff reduction. Now operating on a shorter work week, with a limited administrative staff, we hope to be able to hire our production team back, as we begin to get ready for the 2020/21 season

We limited administrative office staff to 4 days a week to help reduce staffing costs.

We applied for the EDD’s Work Share to be able to hang onto fundraising, production and marketing staff. Being able to maintain continuity in our messaging strategy will be critical to our success to get through this crisis.

We applied for an SBA loan but understand that due to the volume of applicants we may not be able to begin the process for over a month.

We have scheduled meetings with our private lender and our bank to discuss upcoming mortgage payments as construction comes to a close this month.

More Ways to Help The Center & Our Community
  1. Donate to the Art Center Emergency Fund.
  2. If you are able, donate tickets to any canceled or postponed events back to The Center.
  3. Donate directly to The Center for the Arts.
  4. Join or renew your membership.
  5. Purchase Gift Certificates for future shows.
  6. Support our local restaurants, bars, and businesses partners. We are all in this together.
"We will get a chance to celebrate what we have achieved with all of the community. And when we do, it will be awesome."
The Center for the Arts Board President, Betsy Swann Brown
Betsy Swann Brown
Board President
"We are resilient. Over the past year, we overcame financial challenges, scheduling nightmares, and delay after delay. But we did it – we have created a stunning cultural treasure for this community to enjoy for years to come."
The Center for the Arts Executive Director, Amber Jo Manuel
Amber Jo Manuel
Board PresidentExecutive Director

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The Center for the Arts is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit cultural and educational organization that promotes and presents the literary, visual, & performing arts for the enrichment of our community.