As part of its recent 10-year anniversary celebration, TwispWorks announced plans for a performing arts pavilion that will be added to the campus in 2020.
In 2017, TwispWorks constructed the Plaza@TwispWorks, a 14,000-square-foot outdoor space including pathways, a splash pad for kids to cool off, native plantings and a bike repair station. The plan called for a pavilion to host events, performances and exhibits. Now, an anonymous donor has helped TwispWorks secure full funding and construction that will begin spring 2020.
The 1,000-square-foot pavilion will include three sides of movable acoustic walls and state-of-the-art lighting and audio capabilities, according to TwispWorks. The pavilion will be available to local arts organizations to deliver free programming, such as musical, dance and theatrical performances as well as art exhibitions and special events.
The pavilion was initially conceived by the late Brice Butler. TwispWorks partner and architectural firm Serious Fun Studio has created a design that visually ties the pavilion into the recent updates to campus including the new Old Schoolhouse Brewery and Taproom.
TwispWorks also announced that the Vogt Family Foundation recently provided a grant to bring more arts and cultural programs to the campus. The award from the foundation will provide funding to bring a host of arts, entertainment and events to the pavilion starting in 2020. The Vogt Family Foundation has been a long-time supporter of TwispWorks, having assisted in capital projects and programs.