Naming Rights Secured

Posted: August 13, 2019

Photo of Richard and Marcia Larson Performance Gallery

EAU CLAIRE, WI – Pablo Center at the Confluence is excited to announced that Richard and Marcia Larson have donated $1 million to support Pablo Center’s ongoing programming and sustainability, through a capital campaign contribution.  With this donation, Pablo Center will officially name the third-floor community rehearsal space the Richard and Marcia Larson Performance Gallery.

“It’s been gratifying to see how the local art and music communities have inspired the revitalization of downtown Eau Claire in recent years and the Pablo Center is at the heart of this movement,” said Richard and Marcia Larson. “We hope that this donation leads to even more gifts of this kind, all of which will solidify the long-term success of this incredible asset to the Chippewa Valley.”

Richard and Marcia Larson have supported numerous local organizations to ensure the Eau Claire community thrives for many generations to come.  They were inspired by the economic growth already generated through Pablo Center, the operational success of the first year, as well as the passion and commitment they have seen; especially through one of Pablo Center’s largest advocates and a long-term business partner of Richard Larson, Dan Clumpner. Moreover, they have a keen personal focus on ensuring the Greater Chippewa Valley has access to the incredible offerings made available through Pablo Center.   

Executive Director Jason Jon Anderson said, “Richard and Marcia Larson are truly ensuring that the full potential of Pablo Center can be realized.  They have joined other tremendous businesses, groups and individuals in supporting our region’s most significant project that is directly driving the Chippewa Valley’s economic growth.  With this gift, Pablo Center is able to take a giant leap towards increasing our youth and family offerings.  The more quickly we can assist Eau Claire Confluence Arts, Inc. in paying down the remaining 8% of their construction loan; the stronger our outreach, artistic, and educational programming will become to the entire region.”

Brandon Riechers, Eau Claire Arts President said, “The Eau Claire Confluence Arts, Inc. Board is sincerely grateful for the generous donation from Mr. and Mrs. Larson, which further advances the Pablo Center at the Confluence as a catalyst for downtown development.  It takes leadership and support such as this to attract people and businesses to the Chippewa Valley.”

Monica Fredrick Director of Development said, “The generosity of Richard and Marcia Larson is a gift to the community that will allow us to continue to carry out our mission of developing opportunities for people of all ages to experience performance, literary and visual arts for many generations to come.”

About Pablo Center at the Confluence

Pablo Center at the Confluence operates in support of a mission that is focused on developing and augmenting endless opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the performing, literary, and visual arts.

Inside our doors, guests can experience two internationally-recognizable performance spaces; the 1,204-seat RCU Theatre and the innovative 400-seat Jamf Theatre. These spaces allow us to showcase the endless possibilities of the arts in a facility capable of providing
transformative experiences and creative opportunities. Our ability to transform is enhanced by our support spaces: three rehearsal, dance and community rooms; three visual arts galleries; a sound and lighting lab; set, costume, media, and exhibit design studios; a state-of-the-art recording studio; and workforce/vocational training spaces. While our building makes Pablo Center unique, our
community - patrons, members, business partners, constituent groups, and local artists - is who make us remarkable.

For more information, please contact Stephanie LaBair, Marketing and Communications Manager at Pablo Center at the Confluence, at 715-471-6138 or stephanie@pablocenter.org. 

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