Members and friends,
It's been an exciting year for the Arts in our community! Over the past year, we welcomed the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center and The Martha Bassett Show as our newest affiliates. The Foothills Theatre celebrated their 50th anniversary. And the opening of the Reeves Theatre welcomed new collaborative opportunities acting as a venue for the Elkin Roots Festival and the Music Maker Relief Foundation concert series. Thanks to generous contributions from G&B Energy and Explore Elkin, we also amped up our free community entertainment through a new and popular outdoor movie series.
So, what’s next? As part of our community’s new master plan, we’re currently in the process of planning and development for a new arts center at the historic Gilvin Roth building at Chatham Mill. Once complete, this 45,000 square foot facility will house a School of Craft, Performing Arts Center, Craft Gallery, Visual Arts Center, Incubator Studios, Chatham Museum, and administrative offices for ourselves and our affiliates.
Over the next few years, your increased support will be vital to the project's successful and timely delivery. So, as you consider your annual, semi-annual, quarterly, or monthly level of support, please reflect upon the multitude of cultural, educational, and economic benefits this project would bring to our community in the near future and for years to come.
Thanks very much for your continued support of the Foothills Arts Council!
FAC Executive Director