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Carpinteria Arts Center’s capital campaign surpasses the $3 million mark

By Marcella Franklin on Jun 15, 2018 at 02:36 AM in Featured Articles
2018 - capital campaign surpasses the $3 million mark Carpinteria Arts Center supporters Lynda Fairly, Jilla Wolsey, Amanda McIntyre

The Carpinteria Arts Center passed another milestone when three local women stepped up with new gifts to push the campaign past the $3 million mark, leaving just $97,397 to go in a $3.1 million campaign to build a first-class, state-of-the-art community arts center. Amanda McIntyre, Lynda Fairly and Jilla Wolsey each added to their initial contributions to carry the Arts Center into the home stretch.

2018 - CAC capital campaign surpasses the $3 million mark - committee pic Carpinteria Arts Center leadership committee reviews construction status

“We are so grateful to the entire community for their support,” said board co-chair and campaign chair David Powdrell. “Once complete, we’ll have studio space, classrooms, galleries, a beautiful courtyard, offices, a ceramics area, two new classy ADA compliant bathrooms, an efficient and beautiful serving kitchen and much more.”

Executive Director Rebecca Stebbins said, “We have received cash contributions for amounts as low as $5 to as much as $400,000, and there are still opportunities to contribute to the campaign.” In-kind contributions from contractors, architects, engineers, manufacturers and others currently exceed $254,000.

“We hope that, once complete, everyone will pick up a ukulele, a paintbrush, take a stab at poetry or try ceramics. This is your community arts center,” added Powdrell. “It’s a modern-day barn raising at 865 Linden Avenue. Again, we’re so grateful to the entire community for stepping up for the arts,” Powdrell said.

This story was originally published in the Carpinteria Coastal View News Vol. 24, No. 37 June 7-13, 2018.

Photos by David Powdrell.








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  • Wed Apr 3

    ART TOUR - The Sacred Space

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    Once you enter the space, you are greeted with a variety of art from Tibet, Bali, Java, Thailand, Nepal, India, Indonesia and China. We will enjoy tea in the lotus garden and wander.

  • Fri Apr 26

    POETRY AWARDS CELEBRATION & ORIGINAL POETRY READING

    "Luschei Family Poetry Awards" presentation and reading

    Now accepting submissions for the “Luschei Family Poetry Awards”, recognizing excellence in verse originating from or regarding Carpinteria.
    Deadline is April 12, 2019.

  • Sun Apr 28

    ART FILM - And Still I Rise

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    "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou

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    EVENT - PALATE TO PALETTE

    EVENT - PALATE TO PALETTE

    Fine art, food & wine in our new gallery & courtyard!

  • Thu May 9

    GROUP SHOW - 2019 ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR

    GROUP SHOW - 2019 ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR
    Ted Rhodes - Artists Studio Tour participant

    Participating artists will be part of an exhibit at the Arts Center gallery during the tour.