Welcome to Your Community Arts Center!
Main Street Arts is a non-profit arts center dedicated to serving the creative needs of our greater community. We seek to encourage creative expression through a wide range of artistic experiences. The center is located in the heart of the village of Saxtons River, Vermont and is celebrating 25 years in 2013.
Capital Campaign Updates 12/2013
The bids for our construction/accessibility project came in 20% over budget, which led us back to our architects Stevens and Associates. We’ve reworked the plans in a way that meets our accessibility goals, complies with various State requirements, keeps the historic preservationists happy, improves the flexibility of our space – and fits within our budget! Not an easy task, but we think we’ve come up with changes that will result in a facility our community can be extremely proud of. The time it has taken to settle on revised plans has put us farther into the cold weather than planned, and we have decided to postpone construction until early spring. The delay is a bit of a disappointment, but one we will gladly live with given all this project is accomplishing. Our revised timeline will enable us to move into our new and updated building next fall, and we will avoid the construction dance Vermont winters require. In the meantime, we continue to fundraise for the project, and thanks to all your generous support, we are close to our goal! But,we’re not there yet – there's still time to support the project, or if you’d consider doing a bit more, we’d be ever so grateful. Please consider one of our many naming opportunities; we hope one will tickle your fancy, at a price level that makes sense for you.
Matching Grant Challenge - Closes December 31st, 2013
Double your giving! We have only until the end of the year for meeting our Challenge Grant. For every dollar you give, the grant will match it 1:1, up to $30,000. Please use our convenient online giving button—Donate Now (see below)—to make your gift today. Even if you’ve already given, your additional gift will also be matched. Thank you.
Gift Acknowledgement and Naming Opportunities
We are extremely grateful for the support of so many of our friends and neighbors. In recognition of your generosity, we are creating a special donor space that will proudly list all donors to the capital campaign. In the upcoming months we will ask for your suggestions about the design of the space via a competition for the most creative way to acknowledge donors. The donor space will be unveiled at our “grand opening” next fall. More details to follow. Please also consider one of our many naming opportunities to support the campaign.
Our Capital Campaign Needs You!
Moving Forward, Moving Up is MSA’s exciting and bold capital campaign to expand our original building, acquire adjoining property, and add an elevator and accessible bathroom. We are committed to meeting the creative needs of all community members and helping to revitalize Main Street in Saxtons River. Our financial goal is comprehensive: $875,000. We have already raised 75% this goal, but we need your continued support to reach 100% and keep us operating during our renovations.
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