Arts Center Task Force (ACTF) is the nonprofit 501c3 organization working to build the Mid-Columbia Performing Arts Center (MCPAC); an 800-seat, state-of-the-art venue and gathering space that will provide a home for the numerous arts organizations already active in our community and advance the cultural and economic vitality of the Tri-Cities.
WHO WE ARE
WHAT WE DO
ACTF’s primary objective is to build the MCPAC, and the bulk of our current work is focused on engaging the community in the necessary conversations about the need for the venue, cultivating relationships with key stakeholders and supporters of our cause, and laying the groundwork to raise the estimated $45 million necessary for the project. Additionally, we provide resources and support for local arts organizations, including our partner companies (Mid-Columbia Mastersingers, Mid-Columbia Symphony, Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre, Mid-Columbia Ballet, and Arts Foundation of the Mid-Columbia) and beyond.
WHERE WILL WE BUILD THE CENTER?
After an exhaustive review of potential locations, we feel that the natural fit for the venue is Richland. Selecting a location next to the REACH Museum along the Columbia River. This area is in proximity to Kennewick, a short distance from Pasco, and is easily accessible by high way from West Richland.
Our Chair, Steven Wiley, and Ted Miller have been appointed to the Richland Public Facilities District in May of 2023 for a 3- and 2-year term, respectively. Working together with the RPFD and City of Richland, ACTF plans to submit a ballot measure to raise a portion of the needed funds for construction of the facility.
WHEN WILL WE BUILD IT?
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.”
– Chinese Proverb.
This project is a long-overdue addition to the community, and we’ve outlined a plan to procure the necessary funding to break ground by the end of 2026. If our timeline progresses as planned, we expect to have a finished facility by the end of 2028.
OUR PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS
With a history of outstanding community and corporate support, the Mid-Columbia Ballet has brought quality dance to the Mid-Columbia region for more than 30 years! The mission of this non-profit organization is to foster and advance the art of ballet in its various forms in the Mid-Columbia region.
The Arts Center Task Force thanks the following organizations and officials for supporting development of the Performing Arts Center.
Academy of Children’s Theatre
Allied Arts Association
Arts Foundation of the Mid-Columbia
Bells of the Desert
Classical Guitar Society of Tri-Cities
Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities
Desert Fiber Arts Guild
MCS Chamber Concerts
MCS Youth Concerts
Rolling Hills Chorus
The Rude Mechanicals
Three Rivers Dulcimer Society
Tri-Cities International Film Festival
Tri-City Youth Choir (Forte! Show Choir)
Tri-Cities Chapter of the Washington State Music Teachers Association