We bought the building next door! YIKES! Please help us make it come to life!
FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS... Merrill Community Arts Center continues to grow! Help us complete our expansion to provide ARTS FOR ALL!
- Woodbury Community Theatre - just celebrated our 40th Anniversary last year, and we're now producing 6 strong shows a year!
- SOS for Youth - a youth performance troupe with a strong message and a community outreach mission to support teens in making good life choices.
- Aspire Music Academy - founded to provide access to music instruction and performance experiences for children and young adults.
- Acoustical Tile - our new space was a warehouse, and will require several wall acoustic treatments to make the space more usable for music and arts activities. We will also add acoustic enhancements in the Marjorie Wetz Studio, where we do most of our rehearsals. ($8,000)
- Mirrors - mirrors help students perfect their performances. ($3,000)
- A Scissor Lift for our Scene Shop - which will also help us maximize our full art center through better - and safer - access to storage. ($9,000)
- Sound Gear and portable backdrop and props for SOS for Youth - SOS is ready to start performing in schools again, but we need to upgrade and add items to their go-kit. ($5,000)
- Shelving, rods and bins for our Costume Shop - Our costume shop is outstanding, and we're growing our rentals each year. We were able to secure additional space within the Center as we move around a bit, but need to better outfit a few rooms to better accommodate all of our costumes. ($2,000)
- Art hanging supplies for a NEW ART GALLERY! - We look forward to adding a small art gallery/arts exhibit area and will need supplies for art display. ($3,000)