Preble Arts Set to Open July 19th!
In August of 2017 the PCAA was given funds to purchase 205/07 E. Main St. in downtown Eaton. Having almost twice as much space as our current facility, the new location will double the program capacity and allow the PCAA to expand programs to new mediums and grow audiences. We are currently underway in rehabilitating the historic Stotler building and are looking forward to its completion this Summer. A grand opening in conjunction with Arts Out is scheduled for July 19th, 2019. Read more about the scope of the project and its funding HERE.
Through much generosity, the projects is 85% funded. Please join our great community partners to see it to the finish line! Our partners include: The Timken Foundation, the State of Ohio, Mary Bullen & Polly Kronenberger, Henny Penny, Vectren Foundation, Hampden E. and Erma R. Catterton Fund of the Dayton Foundation, Brooke Gould Fund, Parker Hannifin, Cargill Cares, US Bank Foundation, Somerville Bank, Beody Oil, Simon Insurance, RDA Group Architects, Opti-vise IT, Skyline Chili and many other individual donors.
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We are moving to better serve YOU! The arts are thriving in Preble County and the community wants more! We love our Hilcrest drive location but over the years we have run out of space. A private donor made it possible for us to purchase 207 E. Main St. (the Stotler building) in downtown Eaton. Our move doubles our square footage.......CONTINUE READING or visit us on Facebook or Instagram to learn more about the space, parking and what is happening to our Hillcrest Dr. location!
We are Grateful for All Our Donors, Let's take a look at a few of them!
Mary Bullen and Polly Kronenberger
Mary and Polly have been champions of the PCAA and made an early commitment to this project. They both display an unwavering confidence and commitment to Preble County and continue to be supportive of the arts. Polly served on the PCAA board of trustees from 2014-2019.
The Timken Foundation
The Timken Foundation supports the communities of Timken Steel employees are dedicated to improving the quality of life of those communities. The Timken Foundation gift to the PCAA is the largest ever given outside of Canton. Jack Timken recognizes the ability of the arts to transform communities and shared the vision of the new center with the PCAA.
Henny Penny has a long relationship with the PCAA and has been pivotal in growing arts in the community. The Eaton based manufacturer is a community leader and continuously supports the region and the arts. Henny Penny has partnered with the PCAA on art access and supporting local artists.
State of Ohio
The State of Ohio supported this project with a Cultural Facilities Grant through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. Former Senator Bill Beagle and former Representative Jeffery Rezabek made this money available through the State of Ohio Capital Budget and we thank them for it! Ohio is a great state for the arts and the community!
We appreciate The Vectren Foundation and are excited by this new partnership. The Vectren Foundation strives to become a community catalyst in the communities where we live and work, leveraging everyday opportunities to achieve extraordinary outcomes. The Vectren Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization funded by non-utility related transactions and is not an element of customer’s energy bills.
The Dayton Foundation has partnered with us before but for this project, The Hampden W. and Erma R. Catterton Fund committed to helping us see our vision through! The Dayton Foundation is the regional community foundation for Greater Dayton. Since 1921 the Foundation has helped people to help others, managing more than 3,700 charitable funds that have provided over $920 million in grants to nonprofits locally and nationwide.
Parker Hannifin has been a part of Preble County for years and has committed to our vision to have a premier art and cultural facility in the heart of the community. Parker’s culture is reflected in the core values team members aspire to: A Winning Culture, Passionate People, Valued Customers and Engaged Leadership.
Brooke Gould Charitable Trust
The Brooke Gould Charitable Trust is committed to bettering Eaton, Ohio and we are thankful to have their support.