Pablo Center in the News

  • New Pablo Center Endowment Honors Janet Carson’s Legacy Of Art Education

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    Pablo Center at the Confluence is pleased to announce the creation of the Janet Carson Art Education Fund, made possible by a generous gift of $50,000 from Janet Carson’s estate. This endowment fund has been created to honor Carson’s artistic contributions as well as her dedicated service to the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and the community as an educator. The endowment will fund existing art outreach programs such as ARTmobile - Pablo Center’s free mobile, art education program delivered in-person and digitally - while also providing resources to create opportunities such as the addition of a youth, plein air art competition to the 2020 GO Paint! Chippewa Valley.

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  • National Independent Venue Association Brings Effort To Secure Venue Survival To Capitol Hill

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    The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), whose members, employees, artists and local communities are facing an existential crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are in urgent need of targeted legislative and regulatory assistance. Today, NIVA sent a letter to Washington leadership proposing solutions to address the unique and dire situation facing the industry. Venues throughout the region: Pablo Center at the Confluence, The Plus, The Metro, Chippewa Valley Theatre Guilds Grand Theatre, Pinehollow - Eau Claire; The Mabel Tainter – Menomonie, Big Top Chautauqua – Bayfield; Pabst Theater, Turner Hall Ballroom, The Rave / Eagles Club, The Miramar Theatre, The Cooperage, The Back Room, Cactus Club, Riverside Theater – Milwaukee; Cavalier Theater - La Crosse; Hypervibe – Neenah; Liquid & Ruby, The Venue on Winnebago St – Madison; LuCille Tack Center for the Arts – Spencer; Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts – Brookfield; Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts - Fond du Lac; The Mineral Point Opera House - Mineral Point are strongly supporting NIVA’s ongoing efforts.

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  • Pablo Center Joins National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) Created To Fight For Venues Survival Amid Mandated, Extended Shutdowns

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    National Independent Venue Association just formed and already has more than 450 charter members in 43 states, including Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire, 9:30 Club in D.C., First Avenue in Minneapolis, Chicago Independent Venue League, World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, Pabst Theater Group in Milwaukee, Red River Cultural District in Austin, and Exit/In in Nashville. 

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  • Pablo Center To ‘Make It Blue’ In Support Of Frontline Workers

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    Joining cities across the nation, Pablo Center will be lighting up the confluence in blue as a gesture of support and thanks for frontline healthcare staff and essential workers at sunset tonight, and will stay blue indefinitely as part of the nationwide #LightItBlue Campaign. Other downtown landmarks including Phoenix Park Bridge, Haymarket Plaza, Haymarket Landing Bridge, Royal Credit Union, and City Hall are joining in and will stay blue through the weekend in addition to on Thursdays weekly to align with the #LightItBlue Campaign.

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