Tippecanoe Arts Federation
Tippecanoe Arts Federation
638 North Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
Tetia Lee
DATE: 2/23/17

Announcement: Tippecanoe Arts Federation Announces Cultural Center Addition, Capital Campaign

After more than ten years of analysis, public feedback, study, and research, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation proudly announces the public rollout of its capital campaign for the Wells Community Cultural Center!

The main goals of the project are to renovate the interior of the existing building and expand the facilities to house new amenities. TAF's goal for this project is $3,000,000.

The Wells Building is located at the heart of the Lafayette-West Lafayette Community at 638 North Street and serves as an anchor facility for the state designated Tippecanoe Arts & Cultural District. A gift from Dr. Albert Wells to the City of Lafayette in 1926, this building served for many years as the main branch of the Tippecanoe County Public Library.

New amenities added to the facility will meet the needs of the member organizations and artists that make up the Tippecanoe Arts Federation:
  • more storage space
  • a new stage and performance area (doubling the current audience capacity)
  • a dedicated film and rehearsal room
  • a fully accessible recording studio
  • integrated technology systems
  • a dedicated makerspace

"To be the strong foundation of the arts in the region, it is vitally important for TAF to have the capacity to provide professional level resources and facilities. Many organizations and individuals are dependent on TAF to provide programs and services that no one else can or will. This capital campaign helps us achieve this and with it, the economic and community development of our region. We are the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network and our success is dependent on our interconnectedness and ability to elevate our collective quality of place," says Tetia Lee, TAF Executive Director.

For more information on the Wells Community Cultural Center Addition or how you can contribute to the Tippecanoe Arts Federation's capital campaign, please contact Tetia Lee by calling 765.423.2787 or emailing  tetial@tippecanoearts.org .

About the Tippecanoe Arts Federation
The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is the umbrella organization and arts council for 14 counties. TAF provides educational opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts, outreach programs for both underserved and at-risk youth, and funding for capital and operational expenses to fellow arts organizations region wide. Established in 1976, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation serves as a model for arts advocacy by promoting the role of the arts within our region. More information is available at  www.TippecanoeArts.org.

Activities of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation are provided, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, with funds from the Indiana General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.