Building a Home for the Arts
The Carpinteria Arts Center kicked off its campaign to Build a Home for the Arts with a grand party for more than 250 guests from the Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, and Ventura communities on October 23, 2016.
Campaign chair David Powdrell laid out a vision for the future of the arts in Carpinteria and announced that the leadership of the Arts Center has raised more than $2.18 million dollars toward the $3.1 million campaign to purchase and renovate the former Cajun Kitchen building next door to the original gallery and courtyard.
“The chance to purchase the Cajun Kitchen building was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity we simply could not ignore,” said Powdrell. “We are well on our way to raising the funds needed, but to reach our goal we still need the support of everyone in the Carpinteria and South Coast communities to make Carpinteria one of the best small town arts communities in the country.”
With the purchase and renovation of the 2,600 square foot building at 865 Linden Avenue, the Arts Center will no longer pursue plans to build a new, costlier building on the original site. Many people will be delighted to know that the Arts Center will preserve the large trees and outside courtyard that the community has come to use and enjoy over the past few years. When completed, the $3.1 million campaign will cover the purchase and improvements of the site and create a $500,000 endowment fund. Powdrell hopes the community will step up to help reach the $3.1 million goal by the end of 2017 to avoid additional finance costs and get the project underway.
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