Envision San Angelo's next BIG project - groundbreaking 2014
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As of June, 2014, the San Angelo Performing Arts Coalition is excited to confirm that it has received enough donations and grants to proceed with the construction of the renovation of City Auditorium, addition of a back-of-house annex and construction of a performing arts complex in the former Coke Warehouse, located next to City Auditorium. Construction document completion is underway and ground-breaking is expected in the fall of 2014 on the Performing Arts Center and the City Auditorium rehabilitation work should begin in the 1st quarter of 2015, with both projects being completed in mid-2016. Funding commitments will allow completion of both phases of the City Auditorium and the Coke Warehouse conversion to a performing arts center, contingent upon the successful completion of a new markets tax credit closing. SAPAC continues to solicit and accept donations and offer naming opportunities, to provide adequate operational reserve and endowment funding, as well as seed money for future additions to the Performing Arts Complex. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The San Angelo Performing Arts Center is a 501c3 non-profit organizaion.
While cooperating when possible, San Angelo's lead performing arts organizations face challenges and lack synergy, and San Angelo lacks a modern space for the performing arts.
- Angelo Civic Theatre operates its venue on Sherwood Way, but the 60-year-old converted movie theatre shows its age and presents limitations.
- The San Angelo Civic Ballet operates in a variety of converted former stores on Beauregard and Chadbourne. Studios are overcrowded, not
physically connected, and parking poses a problem.
- The San Angelo Symphony lacks rehearsal space and storage. The 90-year-old City Auditorium where it performs has great need for improved stage, back-of-house amenities, and handicap access.
- The San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council office operates now in the historic Cactus Hotel.
- San Angelo does not have a venue to accommodate and produce traveling shows.
While retaining independence, the arts organizations will realize savings, benefit from synergy, and perform in significantly enhanced venues by consolidating in one location. All venues also will be available to non-SAPAC organizations.
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- ACT gains a modern 300-seat main performance space with state-of-the-art equipment and back-of-house, dedicated youth program/rehearsal space, black box theatre, enhanced set-building and costuming spaces, dressing rooms, and offices.
- The Civic Ballet will have six studios and a Pilates studio integrated in one location with ample parking and safe drop-off and pick-up areas.
- The Symphony gains a vastly improved performance space, a rehearsal hall,
offices, dressing rooms, storage, and other amenities.
- SACAC gains a space with a variety of performance options, plus co-location with arts groups it serves.
- San Angelo gains City Auditorium amenities to accommodate traveling productions.