Capital Campaign
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The Arts Council has created the opportunity to expand what it currently offers the Brazos Valley, its residents, and visitors. In February, the Arts Council Board of Directors moved forward with the purchase of property on Hwy 6 in College Station. This campaign will help relocate the Arts Council to a new home located at 4180 Hwy 6 S in College Station. The new facilities will more than double The Arts Council’s available exhibition space, serve as an arts destination and arts visitor center for the Brazos Valley, and provide significantly expanded opportunities for youth arts education programs.

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Campaign Progress

Through substantial gifts from local art enthusists, The Arts Council has raised $1.9 million of the $2.5 million needed to complete the project.

Leadership Gifts
Coleen & Jay Bradfield
City of College Station

Capital Campaign Contributors
Sue Lee
Ann & Barry Satterwhite
Pam & Bob Smits
Denise Bermudez
City of Bryan
Becky & B. Don Russell
Dr. Arthur Wolfe and the Wolfe Family
Schultz Engineering, LLC - Julie and Joe Schultz
SZH Architecture
Clark Isenhour Real Estate Services
Prosperity Bank
Carol Scamardo

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Construction Timeline

Renovations of the purchased building will begin this spring with completion scheduled for summer 2018.

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Our New Home

We are excited that the new facilities will more than double our available exhibition space and create an arts destination and visitor center for the Brazos Valley.

Key features of the new facility:
- A unique two-tier mezzanine gallery
- Working studios for local artists with retail space
- Expanded creation space for youth arts education programs
- An outdoor venue for public art and live events
- Meeting and creative spaces for the community
- Additional office space for The Arts Council staff

Designs for renovation by SZH Architecture
Construction by JaCody Contruction
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A key focus of the new facility and location will be to continue to grow the profile of the arts in the Brazos Valley by driving tourism, attracting and relocating new businesses and residents to the area, and encouraging current residents to stay in the community. When people see that they can experience a bountiful life with deep roots in the art, culture, and history right here in the Brazos Valley, they are truly excited to call the area home. As College Station Mayor Karl Mooney explains, "The Arts Council and our local arts scene have a profound impact on our community by improving our residents' quality of life, strengthening our economy, and attracting visitors."
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Contribute to the capital campaign today!

The Arts Council is recognized as a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible in accordance with current IRS regulations.

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Navasota Artist In Residence
Ribbon cutting ceremony for opening of a new art exhibit
Camps and classes for local youth
Empty Bowls, Jr - raising funds for in-school food pantries and Arts Council programs
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