TACAW, The Arts Campus at Willits, is moving forward with plans for a multi-disciplinary performing arts building at the Center of the Roaring Fork Valley. We anticipate diverse programming in the performing arts, culture, and education - programming and opportunities that will increasingly define our community and it’s future.
“There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.”
— Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Leadership USC
TACAW will be an umbrella for collaboration with partners here in the valley, across the country, and around the world. We are planning more than 200 events by our third year – films, lectures, theatre, jazz, rock, classical, comedy, dance, food classes, events and mini-festivals in the summer – Latin Music, Film and Food, Ted Conference, Family Film Festival, Comedy Fest, Wine and Food. We anticipate a broad offering of after-school and weekend educational programs. Much more than something for everyone.
“Art is a nation’s most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish.”
— Lyndon Johnson, on signing into existence the National Endowment on the Arts
The building is an articulated one-story building combining block and translucent glass walls subtly and mysteriously activated by the action within. An expansive canopy floats over the outside courtyard and protects the activities flowing inside and out. Generous landscaping offers spaces for relaxing, watching films and simple dining and picnicking. A forward looking building, the TACAW design will connect with the Willits and Basalt neighborhoods, past, present, and future.
The Building’s main Performance Space will hold 350 people standing and will seat 280 in a range of configurations including concert, performance, club, in-the-round theater, and dancehall. Additionally, there is an intimate raked 90-seat theater for lectures, talks, and movies. An airy lobby opens to the covered Courtyard which doubles as another event space. A central Kitchen serves the Performance Space, the Lobby and Courtyard. A broad exterior screen is contemplated for movies, art, and live feed video of inside events.
“In my own philanthropy and business endeavors, I have seen the critical role that the arts play in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities….the arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country.”
— Paul G. Allen, Co-Founder, Microsoft
PERFORMANCE SPACE CONFIGURATIONS
Combining the Arts and Civic Parcels creates an extraordinary, perhaps once in a Town ‘s lifetime, opportunity to create a campus devoted to non-profits in the arts, culture, and education. The combined parcels can accommodate 3 more buildings with footprints comparable to the Performing Arts Building as well as some small houses for faculty and staff.
"As Chairman of the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce, I visited almost every city and town in the state. There is a visible difference in places with an active cultural community. I see people looking for places to park, stores staying open late, and restaurants packed with customers. The business day is extended and the cash registers are ringing."
— Ken Fergeson, Chairman and CEO, NBanC
|Year One Operation||$0.55|
|Total Project Costs||$10.05|
|Land Value (In Place)||$2.25|
|RETA (In place)||$0.75|
|Building Capital Campaign||$8.0|
TACAW Board / Staff Members
Mary Conover: Board Member
Wendy Hahn: Board Member
Loren Jenkins: Board Member
Soren West: Board Member
Tara Carson: Board Member
Ryan Honey: Managing Director
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