IMAGINE THE FUTURE OF THE ARTS IN OUR REGION
Pablo Center operates in support of a mission that is focused on enriching and developing opportunities to experience the performing, literary, and visual arts for people of all ages and backgrounds.
When you donate to Pablo Center you are showing that you support the arts in our region. Our valued donors play an essential role in supporting our mission and vision the future of our region’s creative economy. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Pablo Center relies upon charitable giving to support the development of regional education opportunities in the performing, literary, and visual arts, as well as providing affordable access to the arts for all walks of life.
Experience the diverse, world-class expressions of the human experience at Pablo Center, knowing that you made a difference. Your support has the power to infuse energy and life into our region and beyond.
In March, we closed Pablo Center in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and we made our commitment to you our Donors and Patrons: we assured you all of our continued paramount focus as a facility on the safety of all who enter our doors. While the building has been closed, we have not been idle. Our team pivoted to growing the rings of Pablo Center in the digital and virtual areas by pioneering live-streaming programming with the Pablo Streams and Conversations in Color Series; by increasing access to art for families with ARTmobile@home videos; and by championing our local and regional creative economy by featuring artists and businesses through the #SupportLocalSupportArt social media series.
However, the reality of the situation is increasingly uncertain. The lapse in revenue since our closure combined with the Eau Claire City/County Health Department’s guidance plateauing maximum indoor capacity makes holding events before January infeasible, although we plan to continue presenting free and paid streaming experiences through the fall. We will continue to be a leader in advocating on behalf of independent venues and artists locally and nationally as captain of the Wisconsin chapter of the National Independent Venue Association, but now, we look to you, the community who made Pablo Center a reality, in our time of need.
While Pablo Center the building will be preserved for generations, this situation represents our most dire hour. Our successful application to the Payroll Protection Program in April allowed us to retain our 16 core staff and funded our payroll through the end of June. With the stark reality of having had no incoming revenue for the last four months and the projection of no revenue for the next five months we are launching a “Bridge Campaign” with the goal of raising $500,000.00 to help us bridge our operational needs from August through December.
HOW TO HELP
There are several ways that you can participate in our first operational campaign, and gifts of all sizes are welcome. You can also support Pablo Center by going online and becoming a Member and by purchasing a ticket to our virtual Gala airing on the evening of August 13. With your virtual ticket, you will be able to experience a unique evening of entertainment, see firsthand a recap of the incredible programs we have been leading this summer, hear what incredible things we have in store for 2021 and participate in our virtual silent-auction.
All contributors who give above $25.00 to this operational campaign will have their name added to the legacy donor wall in the Oakleaf Physicians Lobby of Pablo Center as well as be added to the legacy list of donors in the Season 3 programs.
The stakes have never been higher for our staff, our future, and the arts in our region.
Janet Carson Art Education Fund
Contribute to art education in our region. This fund supports art outreach programs such as ARTmobile – Pablo Center’s free, mobile art education program, while also providing resources to create opportunities such as the addition of the youth, plein air art competition to GO Paint! Chippewa Valley.
Laurie Bieze Permanent Art Collection
Pablo Center’s Laurie Bieze Gallery features artwork selected from our Laurie Bieze Permanent Art Collection. Contributions to the Laurie Bieze Permanent Art Collection enrich the art experience for anyone who walks through the doors of Pablo Center.
Dan Clumpner Tribute Fund
The Dan Clumpner Tribute Fund has been established to ensure that Dan’s vision and aspirations for The Confluence Project become a reality through continued stewardship of this world-renowned facility.
There is still time to add your name to the Donor Wall. Support Pablo Center through our capital campaign to ensure our long-term operation viability.