WE'RE BUILDING A COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER.
AND EVERYONE'S TALKIN'.
YOUR DONATIONS WILL BE MATCHED THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR!
To obtain the match, pledges must be made by December 31st, 2020
and payments of pledges must be made by March 1, 2021.
At this time Creston Arts is in the fortunate position of carrying forward several trains of positive community engagement. The Creston Arts organization has been a contributor to the Creston social and cultural community for nearly half a century. As with all things, Creston Arts has evolved as interests in the community wax and wane and as long-time contributors are succeeded by new individuals with new ideas that refresh the organization and community. Currently Creston Arts is in the midst of one such revival. As things sometimes happens, this period of renewal for Creston Arts happens at moment when an opportunity is presented to reuse and renew a beloved space in uptown Creston. That space is variously known to one generation as White Way Dairy, to another as the Huff Bakery and to yet another as a space for community-created art. Henceforth this space will be known as The Creston Community Arts Center.
Jan Knock explained her and Karl’s intent: “On March 6th The Knock Family Charitable Fund announced a gift of $25,000 to aid in the renovation of the former Whiteway Dairy/Huff Bakery building. Along with this gift, our family pledged $100,000 in matching funds. We believe strongly in the community art center project and in the future of the community of Creston. As a result, we are announcing an extension of the matching challenge. We are pleased to extend the matching challenge until December 31, 2020. The dollar-for-dollar match for gifts from individuals and businesses interested in the growth and enrichment of the greater regional community in and surrounding Creston. Our matching grant contribution will apply to others’ investments in the building renovation project of $25.00 or greater, with our matching contribution applied as $10,000.00 incremental steps are achieved. We wish to thank the numerous individuals and businesses who have pledged their support for this worthy project!”