Columbia County's center for culture & the performing arts in Southeast Washington
Owned and operated by Touchet Valley Arts Council in historic Dayton, Washington
NEW FRESH AIR INTAKE CONTROL! Liberty has installed a fresh air intake controller, on our rooftop heat pump, that lets us easily adjust up to 100% outside air intake, for up to 4 air exchanges per hour in the theater auditorium! (when outside air temperature permits. Usually it will be less.)
Together with our new HEPA indoor air purifiers, this will give cleaner air quality to reduce worry about COVID-19 in the theater.
Our Virtual Performance of
A Christmas Carol!
was Wednesday, December 23, at 7 PM
The link to view the recording is now posted on the Special Events Page.
LIBERTY THEATER'S ANNUAL APPEAL
The Board was deeply divided whether to send out an appeal this year. We know this is a bad time financially for many of you, and we don't want to burden or offend you with our request. But, for those of you whose situation would allow you to donate, we would appreciate it.
We are holding our own, thanks to donations, grants, and CARES funds, but we are facing extra COVID costs, and audience sizes will be limited to under 30% for social distancing, probably for many months, even after we reopen. We expect to depend more heavily on donations this coming year because our ticket income and concessions income will be much reduced. We have added 2 HEPA air purifiers to help make the Liberty safe for you.
The Charitable Gift Guide through Blue Mountain Community Foundation, with matching funds from All In WA, has closed. Our sincere thanks to all who contributed this way.
Annual Appeal donations are considered unrestricted and will usually all be used for Operations.
ARTS WASHINGTON GRANT RECEIVED
Arts Washington recently awarded a $5,000 support grant to the Touchet Valley Arts Council, owner and operator of Dayton's historic Liberty Theater. The Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Commerce made the CARES relief funding available to Washington State arts and cultural organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through the grant application process.
The review panel consisting of ArtsWA staff, ArtsWA commissioners, and community members evaluated applications based on criteria including financial need, arts and cultural programming, and the community served by the organization.
UPDATE Dec. 17: ArtsWA has awarded an additional $5,000 grant! Double our thanks to those agencies!
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.
Thanks to ArtsWA (The Washington State Arts Commission), and the Washington State Department of Commerce for a CARES Act grant to support operations during COVID-19.