Arts Center Task Force
Transforming our Community through the Vista Arts Center

Vista Arts Center Progress Report

A draft study by ECONorthwest declares that the value of developing Vista Field as an arts and entertainment district (called the “vision scenario”) could generate additional property tax revenue between $18.4 and $22.1 million over a 20-year period as compared to a more conventional development. ECONorthwest also found that offering the land for the Vista Arts Center at less than a market rate would be completely offset by enhanced tax revenues under the vision scenario. The final study has not been submitted, but you can see the draft study here.

The Arts Center Task Force is the sponsor of the Vista Arts Center, which will be located in the heart of the Vista Field Redevelopment Project. We invite you to join us in transforming our community through this non-profit facility. Through your donations and sponsorships, we are the ones who can make the Vista Arts Center a reality.

There are many benefits of taking the Vista Arts Center from idea to reality. For some, the Vista Arts Center will set the cornerstone for economic development at Vista Field.  For others, it will provide a home for the performing and visual arts and enhance our quality of life. Students of all ages will be able to grow from the educational experiences they experience at Vista. Tourism will flourish and businesses will boost their recruitment and retention of employees by offering the feeling of a large urban city – all wrapped up in a friendly hometown atmosphere. 

Today, the Vista Arts Center is a goal. We, the citizens of this region, are the ones who have the opportunity to make it a reality and transform our community though our sponsorships and donations.

The Facility – The Vista Arts Center will feature an

  • 800-seat theatre with outstanding acoustics, technical support, and comfortable seats
  • Large lobby that can used for events
  • Art gallery and educational space
  • Catering set-up kitchen and beverage service
  • Plenty of restrooms.

Programs and Events – While Vista Arts Center will have the capability to host the more than 40 local performing arts groups and numerous visual artists, it will also host mid-size professional touring groups. At Vista Arts Center you can expect to participate in or see:

  • Music – symphonic, choral, chamber, solo
  • Dance – traditional, ballet, and contemporary
  • Lyric Theatre – musicals, operas, operettas
  • Plays – touring groups, regional performances
  • Popular, variety entertainment, and comedy shows
  • Festivals, pageants, competitions, graduations, recitals, and receptions
  • Lobby and stage exhibits
  • Speakers and conferences
  • Gallery openings
  • Educational workshops and seminars.

The Funding – The Arts Center Task Force is funding the Vista Arts Center through donations and grants. Donations can be made on a one-time basis or through multi-year pledges. Donations of consultant expertise, labor and materials for the development and construction of the Vista Arts Center also are welcomed and acknowledged. The Task Force may also accept outright or testamentary gifts of various kinds of property, including cash, securities, life insurance, interest in or gifts from trusts. These arrangements will be worked through our legal representative. All donations are tax deductible. 

Sponsorship Opportunities – The Arts Center Task Force offers numerous sponsorship opportunities, ranging from naming rights for the entire facility to your name on individual seats in the theatre.

Donor Recognition - All donations are acknowledged.  Most donations also will be recognized in the Vista Arts Center when it is completed. 

Want more information?

Reach us at (509) 619-8546 or through the Contact page.

Arts Center Task Force
1177 Jadwin Ave. Ste. 103
P.O. Box 2131
Richland, WA 99352


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Upcoming Events

Sat Mar 11 @ 7:30PM -
Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony
Fri Mar 31 @ 7:30PM -
Latin American Celebration
Sat Apr 01 @ 7:30PM -
Latin American Celebration
Sun Apr 02 @ 7:30PM -
Latin American Celebration

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