The Arts Campus at Willits is a 501c3 nonprofit entity whose mission is to further define the cultural identity of the Roaring Fork Valley by presenting performing, cinematic and culinary arts events. Currently, TACAW presents events at their interim home, The Temporary, in Willits. A permanent facility for the arts will be built in the coming years. The cultural acts presented by the organization are the culmination of decades of work to bring performing arts to the area.
When the Willits development of Basalt was conceived in the late 1990s, a multidisciplinary arts center that would benefit the community was included as part of the larger vision for the site. A parcel at the end of Market Street was set aside for the future construction of the center. This parcel was recently leased to TACAW for 99 years so they can begin to realize the promised center. After a long wait, the Arts Campus at Willits is finally here.
TACAW is a place for creative expression and community engagement. Collaborations with local nonprofits in which artistic programming is used to highlight their work are planned. Robust educational programming will ensure that students have the opportunity to find their own voice through the arts. These initiatives, coupled with compelling programming, will help TACAW create a community where the arts are celebrated and integrated into daily life.
The Arts Campus at Willits is lead by a Board of Directors and staff, a group of highly engaged professionals with expertise in performing arts programming, construction, development, design, nonprofit arts administration, and fundraising. All of their skills are underlined by an overwhelming commitment to the arts and the community.