CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE - DECEMBER 2018
Wells Community Cultural Center Renovation Update
Over the past three months of construction, we have been watching our vision for the Wells Community Cultural Center become a reality!

While you may not have seen much going on outside the building, a huge transformation of the interior space has been completed. The Kettelhut construction crew has successfully opened up nearly 30 feet of an existing wall to expand the performing arts area that will accommodate a larger stage and twice as many seats for the audience.
Just in time for winter: new thermal-pane windows have replaced single-pane glass (pictured below, left) and air ducts have been installed for the more efficient heating and air conditioning system (pictured below, right).
Kettelhut was able to salvage existing cabinetry (pictured below, left) from another project and donate it to us for the arts studio classroom (formerly the West Meeting Room) where we will be able to host our After School Arts Program next fall. We know quite a few of our members are also looking forward to having the perfect space for their artist workshops.
We are also excited to report the recording studio's sound booth has been started (pictured above, right) . The recording studio will be constructed inside the former North Meeting Room along with other space suitable for music rehearsal.

As we move towards spring, we look forward to sharing the progress on the new music recording, dance, and arts studio spaces, gallery finishes, brand new stage, and more!
Join Us for a Behind-The-Scenes Tour!
As a supporter of the campaign, we would like to also invite you to several behind-the-scenes tours of the renovation project before we reopen to the public! Join Executive Director Tetia Lee on one of the following upcoming tour dates for an inside look at our progress:
  • January 9, 4 pm
  • January 10, 11:30 am
We are grateful to each of the community members and businesses who have made this project possible. A very special thank you to our major campaign donors:
The Andrew Family
Patricia Barrett
Jim & Sandra Bodenmiller
Jim Buescher
Pat Corey
Lori Heath
David Huhnke
Kristal Kaye
The LeGrow Family
Mary Ellen Lovell
Sonya & Dale Margerum
John & Prella McBride
Betty Nelson
Miriam Robeson & David Pickens
Larry & Marianne Rose
Barry Rubin & Linda Vanderkolk
Nick Schenkel
James Shook
Maggie & Dana Smith
Bob & Patti Truitt
City of Lafayette
City of West Lafayette
Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette
1st Source Bank
Jim Risk
Lafayette Printing
The Marquis Foundation
McAllister Foundation
North Central Health Services
Old National Bank
Wabash National
Subaru of Indiana Automotive
Tippecanoe County
Warm wishes from the Wells,
Tippecanoe Arts Federation Board & Staff
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 TippecanoeArts.org .