Yuba Sutter Arts and Sutter Performing Arts Association Collaborative Programs Raise Funding for Both Organizations

Terri Tomlinson, SPAA Board President receives a check from David Read of Yuba Sutter Arts.jpgMarysville, Ca

The Sutter Performing Arts Association (SPAA) has been working to bring a world-class theater to Yuba-Sutter for over ten years. Since 1981, Yuba Sutter Arts has been working to support all aspects of art in the community. For four years, the two organizations have been working together to support each other in their different but aligned goals of increasing arts awareness and arts opportunities for both artists and the community at large.

As an example, the recent “Applause-Home for the Holidays” series of performances at the Burrows Theater at Yuba Sutter Arts netted $4,000 or $2,000 for each organization thanks to the generous support of the talented pool of local entertainers, sponsors and patrons who spent part of their holiday season enjoying the cabaret-style shows.

Yuba Sutter Arts and SPAA have also worked together to place fine artists in its Theater Gallery. The Gallery is directly adjacent to the Sutter Theater entrance and is another fundraising component for the remodel of the theater.

“Terri Tomlinson and her team have made remarkable progress and are so close to opening the 299-seat black box modular theater space,” said David Read, Yuba Sutter Arts Executive Director. “We are hopeful that with upcoming fundraisers this spring and a major capital campaign push this year, the Sutter Theater will again reign supreme on Plumas Street as the key entertainment corridor in Yuba- Sutter,” he added.

The presence of a commercial theater on this scale will enable SPAA to draw world class acts to the area. It will also provide a showcase for the many talented local actors, singers, dancers, musicians and a variety of ensembles from within the community. The black box theater will also be available for rentals for private events.

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