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Midland Area Community Foundation Awards Grant to Midland Center for the Arts

It has been 19 months since the devastating floods in Midland County, and organizations like Midland Center for the Arts are continuing to recover from the immense damages it caused to their facilities. While the Center has continued to offer the community enriching exhibitions of science, art and history in a temporary space, they have been working to secure resources necessary to repair and upgrade its many facilities including the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art.

“Leading into the Center’s 50th Anniversary in 2020, we were in the midst of the pandemic closure, and then were hit with the devastating flood,” explains Terri Trotter, President & CEO at Midland Center for the Arts. “The flood severely damaged buildings, collections, and galleries on our history campus and shut down parts of our aging power system at the main building. We are still in the midst of repair from the flood, and working to ensure that we bring things back in new and exciting ways.”

The Center is now pleased to announce that, as part of the efforts to reopen its Museum facility, an Impact Grant from the Midland Area Community Foundation has been secured for designs and renderings. “We are so grateful for the support from the Midland Area Community Foundation which is allowing us to develop designs and plans to not only fully repair our facility and exhibitions spaces, but to upgrade and reimagine them to carry us forward into the next 50 years.”

Midland Center for the Arts was built in 1971 with a design by internationally-known architect, Alden B. Dow. Created as a cultural destination where art, science, and history could live and work together harmoniously.

The Midland Area Community Foundation provides philanthropic leadership to strengthen our community by fostering collaboration and giving today and in the future.

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Josh Holliday

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