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October 30, 2017

 

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF ART26201 TO PRESENT DONATION TO THE CITY OF BUCKHANNON NOVEMBER 1ST

                BUCKHANNON, WV- The Board of Directors of ART26201 will present a $5000 donation to the City of Buckhannon on Wednesday, November 1st at 1:15 pm outside the Colonial Theatre on Main Street.  This is the result of the donations made by community members for the marquee restoration for the theatre.  Funds will be used for creation and installation of the new signage.  Those who donated will have their names written on the backs of the individual letters and numbers.

                The City of Buckhannon purchased the theatre and ART26201 is helping to raise the funds needed to restore it for use as a community arts center.  A grant has been received from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts in the amount of $102,000 to assist with restoration expenses.  Over $100,000 is still needed to be raised from private donors, corporations and foundations in order to complete the restoration.

                ART26201 is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “celebrate and promote the creative and inspirational opportunities in the Buckhannon community.”  For more information about ART26201 or for ways to donate, email info@ART26201.com or visit the website at www.ART26201.com.