A Treasure for the Entire Cape
Since opening its doors in 2007, the Cultural Center has served over 120,000 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 several hundred 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 $1.5 million project, to create and equip a new education wing on the site of the old Owl Club building, is nearing completion, but we still have a ways to go. As of January 2104, we had completed Phase One of the project, to construct a weather-tight facility with all external work completed, and we had also completed a good deal of the interior work involved in Phase Two, including rough electrical, plumbing, sprinkler, and HVAC systems.
In March 2014, will will submit a proposal for $250,000 to the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, which helped us to complete Phase One. If we do not receive this important grant, we will continue to raise funds through our ongoing Capital Campaign, our many events and programs, and special events. And even if we are fortunate enough to receive the CFF grant, we will need to raise the 1:1 match required by the state. We therefore welcome support in any amount so we may complete all interior work, install an elevator, and equip the Culinary Arts Center, Ceramic Arts Studio, Photography Studio, Recording Studio, and all other features of the new wing.
Our goal is to gain an occupancy permit by September 2014. We can’t wait ... and neither can the community!
This will be an environmentally friendly, historically respectful facility with many resources for a wide range of ages, interests, incomes, and abilities. In addition to its several specialty studios, the wing will feature classrooms, space for exhibitions and rehearsals, a performance hall, and studios that individual artists can rent in order to make and teach art.
To learn about naming rights and a range of ways to support the Center, its mission, and its expansion, please contact Executive Director Robert Nash (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Associate Director Lauren Wolk (email@example.com), both of whom may be reached at 508-394-7100.