Art Powered Forward
to ensure the future of our community’s home for the arts
to expand 171’s innovative programming
to enable inclusivity of arts education through 171’s scholarship program
to make a difference in our creative community!
For more than 50 years, 171 Cedar Arts Center has provided a warm home for the arts in a charming residential neighborhood in downtown Corning. 171 brings culture, creativity, and vibrancy to our community from its thriving campus of two historic buildings. It also serves our community with active outreach programs; partnering with libraries, schools, museums, and social service organizations to deliver arts opportunities that inspire imaginations, foster confidence, and build skills in children and adults.
171 Cedar Arts Center is a thriving destination for artistic experiences in dance, ceramics, music, theater, visual arts, culinary arts, language, and more. The campus features regional artists in the Houghton Gallery and hosts intimate performances in the Drake House Studio Theater.
Not only is 171 Cedar Arts Center one of the largest employers of artists in the region, it also is a featured resource for area employers who wish to attract talent. 171 Cedar Arts Center truly enhances the quality of life in our community!
Bringing people together to experience culture through exceptional arts education, art exhibits, and live performances is at the heart of our mission.
As we face the future, we embrace our vision to enhance our community by developing balanced, fully realized citizens through the arts. The reality is that it is time to update and renovate our aging, historic facilities, and to refresh programming through innovative arts classes, contemporary exhibits, and engaging performances; and to augment our scholarship program, which has several funds that will sunset in the next few years. After strategic planning and thoughtful consideration, 171’s Board of Directors has determined that a $3 million capital campaign is necessary to sustain and grow 171 Cedar Arts Center. Let’s power art forward together!
171’s Art Powered Forward Capital Campaign will create a restricted fund to:
- Upgrade and maintain safe and healthy facilities to support programming & optimize capacity
- Create program enhancements to fulfill unmet needs for arts education
- Augment scholarship funds to ensure inclusivity and accessibility
Build A Legacy – Give Today!
By making a financial contribution to 171 Cedar Arts Center’s Capital Campaign, you are sustaining a vital community resource and investing in a vibrant arts future. Your donation secures the quality of 171’s future programs, including accessible, innovative arts instruction in our area.
Ways to give to the Art Powered Forward Capital Campaign:
- Give a gift in honor or in memory of someone special
- Set up a gift of securities
- Establish a planned gift in your will or name 171 Cedar Arts Center as a beneficiary
- Make a business or foundation gift
Contact Beth Landin, Executive Director or Kim Huston, Finance Manger at 607-936-4647 about the above options or for stock, securities, and advised fund donations
Gifts of $5,000 – $10,000 will be prominently recognized on a permanent donor installation. Naming opportunities are available for contributions at the $10,000 level and above. Please contact Beth Landin, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (607) 936-4647.