In 2018, the Center welcomed 48,279 people through 1,232 separate events including eighteen enrichment events for school age children with 1,800 participants.
The Center’s programs and performances are estimated to contribute over $3 million to the local economy every year. The Center attracts patrons to the community who spend money directly on arts related activities, shop at local businesses, dine in local restaurants and stay in hotels.
189 volunteers donated over 1,312 hours to the Center by assisting at fundraising events and performing administrative functions for the Center.
Phase I of the new Center for the Arts is scheduled for completion in summer, 2019. Over $18 million has been raised to date. Fun facts about the new building:
Over ten miles of conduit and 40 miles of wire
69,600 wood squares in the theater
Glass panels from Ireland
Timber from Canada
62% of the vendors are local who have been paid over $11,500,000 so far.
48% of the Center’s operating budget comes from community based efforts including ticket sales and facility rental.
19% of the Center’s operating budget pays for administrative expenses to operate the organization.