A Treasure for the Entire Cape
Since opening its doors in 2007, the Cultural Center has served nearly 100,000 people through art programs, classes, exhibits, and entertainment and by acting as a well-equipped, well-staffed, and accessible venue for community events of all kinds.
The Cultural Center annually hosts or serves as a venue for over 800 events large and small (not including over 80 exhibits), many of them happening simultaneously, all of them important to the community. The number and scope of programs at the Cultural Center prove the need for expansion.
The current project, to create and equip a new education wing on the site of the old Owl Club building, will cost up to $1.5 million. This will be an environmentally friendly, historically respectful facility with many resources for a wide range of ages, interests, incomes, and abilities. It will feature many studios: recording, pottery, photography, painting, digital arts, printmaking, and writing. Plus classrooms, space for exhibitions and rehearsals, a culinary arts center, a performance hall, and more.
Since June 2010, the Cultural Center has raised nearly a million dollars, enough to construct a weather-tight building and begin work on the interior. Its plans for raising the remaining funds needed to finish the interior and equip all the studios (especially the culinary arts center and the recording studio) range from an ongoing traditional capital campaign to a range of special events and creative efforts involving the large family of artists we support.
Construction on the education wing began in January 2013 and is proceeding at a rapid pace. It is imperative that we raise the balance of the funds we need so we can gain an occupancy permit and begin to make use of the space as soon as possible.
If you are interested in helping us create this amazing new resource for the people of our community, please contact Executive Director Robert Nash (firstname.lastname@example.org).