Central Wisconsin Cultural Center at 68 percent of goal
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Central Wisconsin Cultural Center recently announced that it has raised over $200,000 – 68 percent of goal – toward its Grow the Arts capital campaign to purchase a permanent home.
When the Center reaches $300,000 in contributions, Legacy Foundation of Central Wisconsin will match up to $300,000 toward the center’s purchase of any existing building.
Steve Kipfer, Cultural Center board president, said, “Knowing WoodTrust Bank will be relocating to their new facility early next year, we have approached the Bank to gauge their interest in selling their Eighth Street location to the Cultural Center. As a jumpstart to our relocation effort, Bank officials have offered a significant purchase discount to the Cultural Center if we are able to close the transaction prior to year-end.
“This building has the same square footage as our building plans and the timing of WoodTrust Bank moving into their new space is consistent with our timeframe for relocation in summer 2020.
“We can increase arts programs for the community in this larger space and amplify awareness and participation because of the high-visibility location. Knowing our short timeline to raise an additional $100,000, we sense a heightened awareness to the project and are encouraged by the generous support and enthusiasm from residents when they learn of our plans for a permanent home. We are seeking contributions now to complete our capital campaign.”
Founded in 1996, Central Wisconsin Cultural Center’s mission is to advocate, recognize, and foster creative experiences through classes, exhibits, music, and social gatherings as a vital element of individual and community wellbeing.
To contribute, contact the Central Wisconsin Cultural Center, 320 W Grand Ave, Suite 104, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, 54495.
For more information, visit CulturalCenterArts.com, find the center on Facebook, or call 715-421-4598.