Three Ways to Support our Mission of Culture & Performing Arts
The mission of Touchet Valley Arts Council is to preserve Culture and Performing Arts opportunities for youth and families in Columbia County and SE Washington. The performing arts are being defunded at a time when we need them most, and we are in need of support for the future beyond COVID-19.
Balcony Remodel Project
We have a completed architectural study detailing necessary changes to the structure of our BALCONY space to accomplish multiple goals:
1. To substantially improve safety in the front row of the balcony, which is the primary project purpose. The front row has inadequate foot and leg room and the project would improve safety by widening the space in front of the first row so patrons are not pressed up against the railing when entering or leaving, especially if they have to try to pass someone already seated. 2. To provide more space between rows and greater leg room in the front row, as well as rows 3-6.
3. To improve visibility of the stage from seating in rows 2-6.
4. To bring the landing at the top of the stairs from the lobby, and its railing, up to current safety standards.
As a bonus, the redesigned balcony would enable us to improve our audio and light control area, and add up to five additional seats.
We are seeking donations and local grants at this time to help us secure needed larger outside grants. We are hoping to raise $20,000-30,000 locally. We welcome all forms of financial support to complete the remodel, as soon as funds allow. Thank you for your support of a community center for performing arts and culture, civic events, and more!