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the STAUNTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER experience
Through community, city, state, and national support the SPACE will create a mid-size performing arts center as a premier music, drama and dance venue, multi-purpose space and arts education facility in the Central Shenandoah Valley Region.
The footprint of this center's complex consists of two landmark structures, the currently operating Dixie Theatre (formerly the New Theatre then renamed by Ms. Klotz after her favorite girl's name) and the Arcadia building, (former Art Theatre, Odd Fellows Hall and Arcadia Hotel). Between the two, they have provided the community with over 200 years of entertainment, cinema and the lively arts. Enhancing the preservation of Historic Downtown Staunton, the Dixie will be returned to its 1936 Art Moderne grandeur as designed by renowned New York architect John Eberson, often referred to as the “Dean of American Theatre Architects.”
Preliminary designs, completed in 2012 by the architectural firm of Westlake Reed Leskosky, blend together two distinct eras and styles to form a stunning complex at the corner of E. Beverley and Market Streets. Located at the cultural hub of Historic Downtown Staunton, these entertainment icons are poised for historic preservation efforts and visionary adaptive reuse.
While working on the capital needs plan that will restore and create the center complex, the SPACE has renewed its chartered mission that includes a commitment to community development through arts and education initiatives as well as creating an extraordinary complex for the arts.
We have repurposed the resources that were used for renting administrative offices and have reallocated them to provide a space and new programs that serve the community. We are open! We are taking action today while we continue to plan and work for tomorrow. By embracing the present - we are engaging our future. Please stop by, have a cup of coffee, and see what we are doing - we are an open book and it is quite an exciting read.
We are committed to the advancement ofour local and regional artistry and the development of creative capital in the minds of our young people. We are dedicated to providing arts and educational opportunities for the community by and for our youngest of children, our exciting youth artists that are just starting out, our exciting emerging artists that are finding their voice, and our established and noteworthy artists that continue to thrill and inspire us with their art.
Performing arts organizations, colleges, musicians, actors, dancers, playwrights, poets, and cultural and civic organizations are in great need of space for performances, presentations, meetings, workshops, arts education programs and even a place to call home for a regular meeting schedule. This we provide along with marketing and communication services and professional support.
Our new space at 107 E. Beverley Street, often referred to as the WhiteBox SPACE@107, also serves as the organization's offices and gift shop. It is located just a few doors down from the beloved Dixie and future home of our performing arts center.
During the first 3 months in our new WhiteBox SPACE we presented and provided a venue for 14 performances, 6 workshops, 7 rehearsals, 3 children’s programs, 3 conference events , 1 civic group meeting, provided 2 groups a home base, mounted 1 photography exhibit of 30 macrographs, presented 1 big family street fair, and have 22 hours of workshops on the books.
Please visit our website often for the latest news, events and WhiteBox Programs.
CALLING ALL ARTISTS, GROUPS & PERFORMING ARTISTS
the SPACE@107 is a 1400 square foot WhiteBox space dedicated to serving the community, providing space and fostering an active performing artists' exchange for meetings, workshops, classes, performances, recitals and presentations. Maximum occupancy of 50 people.
NEW PARTNERSHIP & EXPANDED PROGRAMMING at the SPACE:
We have recently created a programming partnership with the Visulite and look forward to continuing to present Visulite Films, NOW DIGITAL, as well as offering ART HOUSE FILMS, FILM SERIES WITH GUEST SPEAKERS & TALK BACKS, and performing arts and educational programming in the theatre periodically throughout the year.
join us for a cup of coffee
serving our community
S P A C E @107
This project is supported in part by
the Virginia Commission for the Arts
and the National Endowment for the Arts
L E A D E R S H I P
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2013-14
Tom Cook, President
James Robertson, VicePresident
Elizabeth Shreckhise, Secretary
Mary Sue Kivlighan, Treasurer
Robert N. Avery
Mrs. Samuel H. Carter
C. Rick Chittum
Ralph Alan Cohen
Dr. Pamela Fox
Bill and Kathy Frazier
Karen Elizabeth Hembree
Mrs. Roy R. Smith
Robin and Linda Williams
FUTURE HOME OF
THE NEW PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
S P A C E @107
C U L T U R A L H U B
Lecturn (mic not needed)
Exterior & Interior Wall Paint
Volunteers to paint the Dixie and Arcadia facades
50 padded folding chairs
T h a n k Y o u !
to the needs of our community, visitors, artists and children
a premier venue for music, dance, theatre, film, arts education & events
"On average, it has cost approximately $169,000 each year for the past thirteen years to purchase, repair, administer, conduct business, raise funds and steward two historical venues, as well as operate and maintain one of them as a continuously running movie house that the community has enjoyed for the past 100 years. Over the long haul, this has been undoubtedly a most economical way to save these icons from ruin, continue to serve the community and be poised and able to restore and reuse these beloved landmarks when the community is ready. Thank you to all who have given of your time, talents and treasures over these years. Now let's come together and let the magic begin!”
-- Kimberly Tetlow, former Executive DIrector, the SPACE
Staunton Performing Arts Center, Inc.d.b.a. theSPACE (the STAUNTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER experience)
is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with offices located on the mainstreet of Historic Downtown Staunton.
107 E Beverley Street | Staunton VA 24401 | 540.885.3211
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