Lake City Arts

Welcome! Lake City Arts is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that serves the rural mountain community of Lake City, Colorado. Our mission is: -To create an environment in which arts experiences are an integral part of community life and in which each person can develop his or her creative potential, both as creator and consumer.

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Official Name
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Acronym
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Date Established
1993
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
84-1238386
Addresses
Headquarters Address
300 N Silver St
Lake City, CO 81235
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Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
970-944-2706
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Web/Email
Email
info@lakecityarts.org
Website
lakecityarts.org
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Mission Statement

Welcome! Lake City Arts is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that serves
the rural mountain community of Lake City, Colorado.

Our mission is:
-To create an environment in which arts experiences are an integral
part of community life and in which each person can develop his or
her creative potential, both as creator and consumer.

-Lake City Arts will promote and support the arts and encourage
creativity and artistic expression. It will showcase local artists and
provide a structure for arts funding and a clearinghouse for arts
information. It will coordinate arts activities and encourage
participation in the arts by all ages.

-Through the above, it will endeavor to enhance the positive image
and the economic base of the community.

Organization History

Lake City Arts started through an exploratory organizational meeting in December 1991. A steering committee was formed, and the first on-stage theatre production was presented in leased space in 1992. Incorporated as Lake City Arts Council in 1993, it is a Colorado non-profit corporation and is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. The historic Hough Building was purchased from John Parker in 2004 and renamed the Moseley Arts Center in 2008. Previous State Historical Fund grants helped with a structural assessment, acquisition of the building, and Phase I (interior rehabilitation and construction of the new theatre).

Lake City Arts seeks to create an environment in which arts experiences are an integral part of community life and in which each person can develop his or her creative potential, both as creator and consumer. We promote and support the arts and encourage creativity and artistic expression. We showcase local artists and provide a structure for arts funding and a clearinghouse for arts information. We coordinate arts activities and encourage participation in the arts by all ages. In pursuit of our mission, we endeavor to enhance the positive image and the economic base of the community.

Lake City Arts is committed to the rehabilitation and preservation of the Hough Building and to the continued presence of the arts in Lake City & Hinsdale County. Programming has continued during renovation work. We are governed by a 9-to-15 member volunteer Board of Directors. We employ, part-time, an administrative assistant, a buildingtheatre manager, and a custodian. Committees include membership, finance, theatrical arts, outside productions, arts & crafts, dance, and youth. We are a member of the Colorado Arts Consortium and the Hinsdale CountyLake City Chamber of Commerce. Program funding comes from membership dues, donations, grants, fund-raising through event fees and income earned through apartmentretail space rentals. Our 2011 operating program budget is $102,055. The capital campaign for the Hough Building renovation supports a separate construction budget.

Activities of Lake City Arts include:
-Community involvement and service, supporting a community theatre troupe (the Cabin Fever Players), exhibits of local artists' work, visiting artists presented in music, theatre & literature, local talent shows for youth & adult, and a winter movie series.
-Summer offerings include theatre, dance & arts workshops for children
-Arts & crafts festivals in July & September
-Visual arts workshops, including summer visual arts exhibits
-Outside-performer entertainment events
-Annual chamber music series (with underwriters)

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