The High River Performing Arts Foundation has very ambitious goals.
Secretary Lori Koehler recently appeared before councilors to update them on the group’s efforts to raise $1 million from the community…
“We have palette donors, we have an ongoing Paint By Number campaign, we’ve hosted one of the few fundraising events on the horizon, and we have two major grants that are still pending,” a- she explained.
The cost of the building is estimated at $6 million and they are in the final stages of a feasibility study.
The Foundation raised just over $291,000 and 146 of the 500 spots were filled on the Paint by Numbers Tally
Koehler says this, combined with government and community grants, will allow The Venue’s doors to open in 2023.
“There’s a financial demand for these grants that we’ve raised enough capital within our own community of $1 million, but also our donor base, so the number of people who donate to our fundraising campaign. construction is also very important,” Koehler said. .
The band is also working to apply for a Community Vitality Grant through the city for its summer concert series.
They will also be coordinating Culture Days again in September and recently took over the community piano which is located just outside Carlson’s On Macleod.