The Performing Arts Initiative (PAI) is planning the next gathering of the Gorge Arts and Business Alliance (GA+BA) to take place at the Kickstand Kitchen on Wednesday, September 18 at 6pm. This will be another opportunity for business owners and community members to hear a progress update on the development of a 600-seat Performing Arts Center to serve the Gorge community. Ten percent of all proceeds from the evening will benefit the PAI, a federally registered non-profit.
The PAI has raised over $250,000 towards their goal of building the PAC complex on Westcliff Drive”, says Mark Steighner, PAI Board President. “Funds have been used to support a feasibility study by ECO Northwest, perform programmatic studies on the location by Surround Architecture and hire a Project Manager. We estimate the PAI will need an additional $500,000 to complete the initial Phase One of the project, including assembling a Design Team and hiring a capital campaign adviser.”