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* 2023 Friday Night Live – 10 events are planned for the outdoor stage July-
*The exterior of the new theatre and community arts center was completed last year. Work on the interior continues to take shape.
*Ground was broken on April 5th, 2021 for the Theatre & Community Arts Center
*Gateway Milbridge received a $20,000 C.F. Adams Foundation match challenge for the theatre building fund! Thank you!
*Gateway Milbridge received a $15,000 grant from the Betterment Fund for the theatre building fund! Thank you!
* Gateway Milbridge received $20,000 from Wyman’s of Maine as sponsorship for seating in the auditorium of the new facility
*Gateway Milbridge received another generous $5,000 donation from Machias Savings Bank-
*Gateway Milbridge received a $5,000 sponsorship for the concessions area of the new theatre and community arts center
*Gateway Milbridge received a $25,000 grant from the Davis Family Foundation for the theatre building fund! Thank you!
*The Outdoor Stage has been moved to its new Waterfront Location.
*The 20 permanent flower planters along Main St. have continued to do well and will be changed out seasonally.
Hello, and thank you for wanting to learn more about Gateway Milbridge.
Gateway Milbridge is a non-
Our members are local volunteers, and a priority is to rebuild and reopen the Milbridge Theatre as a modern, full-
Our vision is for Milbridge to be an open, welcoming, stimulating, and engaged community that is healthy for our youth and encourages people to call Milbridge their home.
When we first embarked on our downtown economic and cultural revitalization projects, we held community meetings and conducted a detailed community survey to gauge interest and objectives for various small and large projects and the specific concept of rebuilding and reopening the Milbridge Theatre as a modern, full-
We received numerous responses reflecting overwhelming support for the organization’s project concepts and for seeing the theater rebuilt and expanded as a community arts center providing a flexible venue and much-
Rural areas like ours face difficult headwinds these days. The economic and social redevelopment projects we are engaged in and our work in rebuilding and reopening the Milbridge Theatre as a full-
Driving economic vitality to our village center
Increasing student involvement in the arts
Offering student internships
Providing a social outlet for our large elderly population
Creating positive cross-
Enhancing civic pride/social health across our community.
The outdoor programming we're already providing has strong, tangible results. These results will expand much further by building a new, indoor facility offering expanded year-
We are pleased to be working in close cooperation with the Maine Association of Nonprofits, the Maine Community Foundation, and The Maine Philanthropy Center. We sincerely appreciate their support!
You can get a quick overview of the Theatre and Community Arts Center project through our Project Fact Sheet and more information can be found in the Project Details section of our website.
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