Dear valued sponsors, donors, members, and patrons,
I hope this letter finds you and your family in good health and spirits during this unprecedented time of change and uncertainty. Knowing the current circumstances have caused a great deal of change for all, I would like to update you on Pablo Center, our current initiatives, our incredible third season, and what the future may hold...
Making Change, Doing Good
While the curtain may be closed on Pablo Center's stage, we have not stopped working tirelessly to support the creative economy in new and innovative ways. Below are some of the local, regional, and national initiatives we've been working on over the past two months:
Dr. Mike Lee has been utilizing Pablo Center 3D printers to produce medical face shield visors and comfort straps for HSHS and Mayo Clinic, as well as any other organization in need. He has not only helped charter the Chippewa Valley Makers group, but also brought several organizations in to contribute including the Eau Claire Children’s Museum and UW-Eau Claire.
ARTmobile, our art education outreach program, has moved from its normal home in the building, farmer’s markets, and outdoor concerts to our social media channels and website. Videos that you can utilize for art education projects at home are produced and posted weekly by the Visual Arts team.
Check out this article by Volume1.
Pablo Center is a founding member of Together Chippewa Valley, a centralized fundraising organization for over 20 regional nonprofits. The proceeds from this organization will be split equally between all the nonprofit participants. Pablo Center’s portion will go to reducing the usage fees of the local, nonprofit arts groups who utilize our facility. To learn more or contribute to this campaign, go to togetherchippewavalley.org.
Check out this article in the Minnepolis Star Tribune about the impact of COVID-19 on area nonprofits.
#LightItBlue is an international campaign to illuminate landmarks blue on Thursday nights in support of our region’s frontline workers. Pablo Center staff Jason Harris, Bryan Wheat, and myself worked over Easter weekend to ensure that Pablo Center and the surrounding Haymarket Plaza and Phoenix Park were lit blue on Thursday evenings as well as weekends. Pablo Center will be blue daily until we are able to reopen in support of our frontline workers.
Check out this coverage by Volume 1.
Pablo Center has taken a leadership role along with other independent venues across the county as a founding charter member of the National Independent Venues Association (NIVA), an alliance of more than a thousand venues across America, thirty of which are in Wisconsin. To learn more about NIVA and how it is working to ensure all these independent venues can emerge from this unprecedented time and thrive.