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Community Impact

Amplified Impact

The transformation of the former First Baptist Church building into a thriving, affordable performing arts center and innovation hub will have far-reaching, long-lasting impact in our community.

Breathing new life into our facility will:

  • Maintain a historic building in downtown Kalamazoo for the foreseeable future.
  • Offer young entrepreneurs and start-up nonprofits an affordable place to learn and grow in an efficient, safe, technologically modern facility.
  • Strengthen the diversity of the community by fostering BIPOC and women-led organizations in our region.
  • Make programs in the building more accessible to people of all abilities.
  • Complement the city’s long-term plan to help make downtown Kalamazoo a destination.
  • Offer one of the finest performance venues in the region.
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