Carr Foundation donates $150,000 for new JACC

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The construction of the new facility is scheduled to begin in 2019.

    The facility will feature a 300-seat theater, community hall, art gallery, studio space, art shop, seminar room, a cafe and office space for local arts organizations.  The project has been considered for over 40 years.

    Capital Campaign Committee co-chairs Annie Calkins and Bud Carpeneti reported that nearly 100 Juneau residents have either donated or pledged $10,000 or more to the new facility.

    The Carr Foundation was established in 1990 in Anchorage and is dedicated to the arts, education and social services. In a statement the Foundation said they are very excited for the community of Juneau and said the facility would be an asset not just for Juneau but for all Alaskans and visitors to Juneau.

    "We are very grateful that our fellow Alaskans believe in this project and are willing to invest, knowing that the returns will benefit not only the people of Juneau, but all Alaskans, as well as the millions of people who visit Alaska's Capital City," Partnership Board Co-Chair Peter Jurasz said.



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