Capital Campaign News
Support Tupper Arts' NEW "Encore" Capital Campaign
Tupper Arts is living its mission of nurturing the arts and artists in our community. In the few years since our conception, we have brought musical performances, exhibited individual art shows and the Tupper Lake Annual Arts Show, the Tupper Lake Plein Air Festival, Little Logger Kids Shows, dance classes, workshops and more!
None of this would have been possible without the tremendous support of our donors and community members.
Now we have an incredible opportunity to save The Adirondack State Theater. This iconic movie house has been in existence in Tupper Lake for over 100 years! Through a generous grant awarded to Tupper Arts by the New York State Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), Tupper Arts will be able to renovate and upgrade the theater.
Before we can begin work on this project, we must first purchase the building. By investing $200,000, we can leverage $700,000 in DRI funds to complete this restoration. The “Encore" Capital Campaign, will raise the funds for this purchase so we can begin its historical transformation.
With the advent of streaming platforms, rising costs and the aftermath of Covid-19, the future of modern commercial theaters is grim. Without Tupper Art's commitment to undertake the purchase and renovation of the State Theater, it may be lost forever.
It is with a sense of urgency, we ask for your continued support. The purchase must take place before the end of the year. Please come together for yet another encore and help us breath new life into this iconic venue. Please use the Capital Campaign donate button below. Once again, thank you for your continued support.
To make this happen, we need
to purchase the State Theater, so we can then leverage
in DRI funds to make upgrades to the State Theater.
Tupper Arts' 2021-2023 Capital Campaign
We're proud to announce that our 2021-2023 Capital Campaign has been successfully funded! THANK YOU to all who generously donated and helped us to reach our goal.
Meet Our Donors
January, 2022: Since 1986, Stewart's Shops has been dedicated to giving back to communities through generous donations. In 2022, Tupper Arts was a lucky recipient of a $25,000 great to help go towards our renovation project.
January, 2022: The Cloudsplitter Foundation has awarded Tupper Arts a $25,000 grant to assist with our renovation costs, in line with the Foundation's dedication to improving the lives of those living in the Adirondacks.
August, 2021: They may only spend part of the year near Tupper Lake, yet seasonal homeowners cherish Tupper Arts as an integral cultural cornerstone of the community. They stepped up with substantial support to ensure that Tupper Arts can survive and thrive year-round. One homeowner pledged a $50,000 multiyear contribution to support operational expenses. Another challenged seasonal homeowners to match a $30,000 donation for the Capital Campaign to purchase and renovate the Arts Center.
August, 2021: A third $25,000 donation from “Mr. Anonymous” along with matching contributions helped to meet the Aseel Legacy Foundation match, bringing the current total to $118,320. Another anonymous donor has offered to help Tupper Arts finance the purchase price of the building, for which a closing date will be announced soon.
August, 2021: Thanks to everyone who has donated so far, we have raised over $25,000 for our Capital Campaign, meaning that we have also matched the generous donation from Joe and Rena Sellin of Gull Pond, making our current total over $51,000!
May, 2021: Our next $25,000 pledge to match future donations is from the Aseel Legacy Fund, who "wishes to promote sustainable projects that will enhance and improve the Tupper Lake community and lifestyle of its residents."