Applegate Regional Theatre, Inc. (Art, Inc.) is a rural 501(c)(3) nonprofit theater located in the Fern Ridge area outside of Eugene, OR. Art, Inc. is a volunteer-run organization that is highly passionate about providing not only theater, but all performing and visual arts to the rural Fern Ridge area.
Art, Inc. has spent over the past decade searching for a forever home to house their theater. The Fern Ridge School District was so inspired by the organization they let them take over an old elementary school and convert the gym into a one-of-a-kind theater. This opportunity has allowed Art, Inc. to establish itself and grow amongst the community. Now the school district has provided an even better opportunity by allowing Art, Inc. to purchase not only the school but the surrounding land for the generous price of $250,000! Art, Inc. has been able to raise a little over 40k of this total but they need all of our help. Any donation is greatly appreciated and not only are you helping the theater but you are helping the community by providing a safe environment for children and families to learn and grow through the arts. Help us keep our forever home! Thank you so much for your donation and if you would like to learn more about other ways to donate please visit their website at www.art-inc.org.
Art, Inc. focuses on arts education and intergenerational art programming. They have been very successful in creating art history programs that help to encourage education of the great state of Oregon as well as having a recent Holliday concert in which community members were able to sing in a choir with their children and even grandchildren. Their long term plan is to turn their current buildings into an art center, and they currently house two arts organizations: Studio 7 and the Art Guild. Art, Inc.'s mission is to provide opportunities for the citizens of West Lane County to participate in the creation and presentation of performing and fine arts in a venue where enriching entertainment and educational programs are available and accessible to all.