Portage Center for the Arts' Raise the Roof Capital Campaign commenced in May of 2014 with a promising goal of connecting the community and the arts to help repair, remodel, and expand this historic building. With the beautiful roof already completed under Phase I, we began progress on Phase II of our construction project in October! We are very excited about our progress to date, and anticipate completing Phase II of this multi-phase project by January or early February 2020!
A new entrance on the west side of the building on Adams Street will ease accessibility into the Drury Gallery and the Zona Gale Theatre. There will be extended handicapped parking available for drop off and pick up. A vertical platform lift will be installed inside the new enclosed entrance. The foyer will be open and larger in scope, easing crowding issues and also adding more storage space for the back stage. We will add an ADA accessible restroom and accessible drinking fountain. In addition to office area upgrades, new carpet in the gallery and theatre will be installed.
Phases III and IV, which will address our backstage area and soundbooth, are still in the planning stages.
The Capital Campaign Committee continues to raise funds for these projects and is working diligently to raise an additional $100,000 to finish Phase II without taking out a loan. Contributions are still needed and very much appreciated!
The committee and the Board of Trustees wish to express appreciation for previous grants from both the Bidwell Foundation and the Lenz Trust. Generous donors and pledges over time have been a tremendous support! A celebration to honor everyone involved will be held once the overall project is complete. In the meantime, we will continue to work on our goal of connecting the community and the arts! Please consider an investment in the Arts today. An investment in the Arts is an investment in the community!
Gifts may also be sent to: Portage Center for the Arts Capital Campaign, PO Box 866, Portage, WI 53901 .
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE ARTS!