Columbia County's center for culture & the performing arts in SE Washington
Owned and operated by Touchet Valley Arts Council in historic Dayton, Washington
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UPDATE: MAY 21, 2020 GOOD NEWS!
A week ago we had $1,029 in our 20/2020 campaign support fund. TODAY we have $1,369! Our goal is $3,000 for the year. A handful of folks have been giving small amounts each month! Thanks to EVERYONE in our family and wider-circle patrons for their generous spirit and encouraging words!
Like all small community theaters, our financial position during the pandemic depends on the generosity of our donors and our grant partners for future programming. Although we cannot know at this point when we will be able to open again, but when we do we will operating with all safe procedures in place and limited seating capacity to allow for appropriate distancing.
We look forward to opening our doors once more to community, connection, laughter, inspiration and joy. This is an opportunity to reflect, learn and build our anticipation for gathering again.
We're thankful to our funding partners for their proactive response to support non-profit agencies in our region during the pandemic.
We are fortunate, and grateful, to be the recipients of a $5,000 grant from Humanities Washington - https://humanities.org - an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.
We are thankful for a 1,000 general support grant from Oregon Community Foundation - www.oregoncf.org -
through the C.M. Bishop Jr. Family Fund.
Our 2020 Live Musical Play!
A reprise of our original production from 2011. Developed for stage from the original book by Mike Ferrians and Brenda Henderson.
Faithfully reproducing the story by Charles Dickens, enriched by the classic sounds of Victorian carols common in Victorian England; exquisite period costuming; and beautiful hand-painted backdrops, this stage version was picked up by schools across the country in the years following the 2011 show, and even discovered by a community theater company in Nottinghamshire, England, who asked to used it.
In light of changing plans and extenuating circumstances due to the unprecedented situation this year, this show will allow us comfortably to produce an old familiar favorite story, perfect for the holidays.
AUDITIONS are yet to be scheduled, and may need to be submitted by video. Information is going out on our Facebook page, and by email. STAY TUNED.
A Christmas Carol!
If you believe that a community enriched with
art and culture is a stronger, healthier, more resilient one, and would like to help us stay financially stable in the coming months, please join us in celebrating the arts in Dayton for another 20 years by donating $20 or $200 (or $2,020!) to our "2020 FUND." 20 gifts of $20 will exceed our $3,000 goal.
Go HERE to give now.
Amount raised to date: $1,029.00
Thanks to OCF and the C.M. Bishop Jr. Family Fund for critical support during COVID-19.
Our thanks to Humanities Washington, affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, for generous support during COVID-19.
Support during COVID-19 has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor
Thanks to PSE for funds to enhance the safety of our building.
Thanks to Blue Mountain Community Foundation for partnering with us both in our Summer kids program, and in our balcony remodel project. Learn about it HERE.
Thanks to Innovia for support of our Summer Cultural Enrichment Program through Columbia County Children's Fund.
Thanks to the Murdock Trust for support in the original building purchases and renovations of the Liberty Theater and Annex renovation.
Thanks to the Sherwood Trust for support in the original building purchases and renovations of the Liberty Theater and Annex renovation.