THANK YOU, EVERYONE!
A huge Thank You to all of you that made the decision to support the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center. We have sponsors for all 177 seats! The support of the Borrego Springs community is truly phenomenal.
Demolition is underway and we are moving toward completion of our renovation which will primarily address safety concerns for the theater. (see photos) We have ordered the new seats, and once the concrete work to correct the pitch of the floor is complete, we have a tentative date of October 7 for installation.
Although we have sponsors for each of the seats, the total cost of the renovation will exceed the revenue that we have received. For those of you that wish to make a first-time or additional contribution, there are opportunities to support the additional renovation projects.
Because we needed to demolish a part of the concrete floor to correct the pitch, all of the curtains on the stage had to be removed. It then became evident that the existing main curtains needed to be cleaned and fireproofed. We are going to keep all of the black curtains that are back stage. We have discovered, however, that the cost of restoring the main curtain exceeds the cost of purchasing new curtains. The BSPAC board is soliciting vendors to pursue this option.
Also, we are looking into replacing the aging analog sound control board and replacing it with a more up-to-date, digital board to give you, our patrons, a more enjoyable theater experience.
If you would like to provide support for these additional projects, click this “Support BSPAC” link to make a tax-deductible donation.
Again, we thank you for your very generous support of The Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center. We look forward to entertaining you in a safe, up-to-date performing arts center for many years to come!
Your BSPAC board
Richard Helvig, Chair