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Van Wezel Shares Progress Report on Venue Planning

by: David Conway Deputy Managing Editor, Your Observer Plans for a new bayfront performing arts center include a 2,250-seat main hall, but details on cost estimates are still forthcoming. Eighteen months ago, representatives for the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and the Van Wezel Foundation announced their intention to pursue

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Van Wezel Foundation Kicks off 2020 Giving Season

The Van Wezel Foundation is thrilled to announce that it will launch its 2020 season with a matching campaign, thanks to the generosity of the James and Maryann Armour Family Foundation. The Armours will match each new donation dollar for dollar up to $25,000 in support of the Van Wezel

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Van Wezel Foundation Grants $600,000 to Support Arts Education

Involvement in the arts is a long-running thread throughout the Sarasota area community, and support for arts education programs is crucial to keeping that involvement healthy. One of the biggest supporters: the Van Wezel Foundation, which just announced that it provided grant support of more than $600,000 to underwrite arts

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The Van Wezel Foundation Sets Sights on Future

The Van Wezel Foundation announced expansion of its board of directors and the election of chair Jim Travers. This new leadership sets the stage for the Foundation as it enters a new chapter and extends its mission: to create a world-class performing arts center that enriches the community, supports arts

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