CAC 1st Floor
The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center (CAC) will be a hub for the arts in Tuscaloosa. The CAC will have a black box theatre/workshop space which will house family programming, educational opportunities and rehearsal space or community meeting space for rent. In addition, the CAC will house offices for local arts groups and a gallery space for The University of Alabama. The Arts Council has already raised $974,600 and needs an additional $150,000 to finish construction on the first floor to create the space.
Now is the time for this exciting project to happen to bring the arts and cultural community together in downtown Tuscaloosa. We need your help to make this vision for the arts come to life. Please consider making a gift today to the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center.
"What a difference a day makes, and the difference is you." Just like Dinah Washington's famous song lyrics, this project needs you to make this a reality.
For more information on how you can become a partner in this exciting project, please contact Sandra Wolfe at (205) 758-4994 ext.3.
Thank you for doing your part to bring the arts together in our community!
Above is the architectual rendering for the first floor of the CAC which will be located in the former Allen Jemison building on the corner of 7th Street and Greensboro Avenue on the same block as the Bama Theatre. The City of Tuscaloosa has done their part by securing a $1.5 million HUD grant to bring the building up to code but that is just the beginning. The Arts Council will be raising approximately $1.2 million to restore the building and create the first floor space.