The Center's 2014 Year In Review

A Glimpse Back On 2014

Jan 1, 2015 by Anne Bradley

Center for the Arts recently completed a year in review of its theater and box office, and the results demonstrated that the average price for ticketed events held at the Center in 2014 was $25.06 and more than 26 free events were held over the course of the year. Last year The Center Theater, lobby and park spaces were used 156 times, which is close to a rental every other day for an entire year.

“The cost of the average ticket to events at The Center demonstrates that the programming at our facility is accessible to the community at large, which is a milestone we have worked hard to achieve,” said Martha Bancroft, director of The Center.

Creative excellence at The Center extends beyond the doors of theater. On Friday, December 5, 2014 an estimated seven hundred people circulated around The Center campus as opening night of Dancers’ Workshop’s run of The Nutcracker with Eugene Ballet coincided with opening receptions for The Art Association’s “Clay In Your Face 2” and Captured Light Glass Biennial exhibits and the Jackson Hole High School students’ winter art show in the Glenwood Lobby. This night was one of many instances when multiple gatherings of creative entities synchronized under The Center’s roof.

The studio and office space located in The Center Arts and Education Pavilion have reached maximum occupancy with 30,276 square feet leased annually by nineteen Resident organizations.

“We are approached regularly by our existing Residents and new nonprofit organizations looking for additional space to rent, so we know there is a definite need in the community,” said Bancroft.

In 2015, The Center will focus on improving accessibility to the community through more diverse and excellent programming and educational outreach.