Thursday, March 3, 2016

New Marquee at Dominion Arts Center Unveiled


The Dominion Arts Center unveiled their new marquee and exterior signage Thursday, March 3 with Mayor Dwight Jones, Janet Starke, Richmond CenterStage Foundation Executive Director, and Thomas Farrell II, Dominion Resources Chairman, President, and Executive Officer in attendance. The facility’s renaming came in recognition of a $5.5 million grant commitment Richmond CenterStage Foundation received from Dominion Resources’ charitable foundation. Richmond’s City Council approved the renaming in January of this year.

“The Dominion Arts Center is one of Richmond’s many treasures,” said Mayor Jones. “A strong cultural arts community is an important part of any tier-one city, and we are proud to have corporate support from companies like Dominion who recognize the importance of the arts and live up to the meaning of being a generous corporate citizen. The Dominion Foundation has consistently invested in our community’s culture, and we are thankful for their support.”

The Dominion Foundation’s donation will be used to support ongoing operations, maintenance, and physical improvements to the recently renamed Dominion Arts Center facility. Dominion is a significant supporter of the arts community in Richmond, including Richmond CenterStage Foundation. In 2012, the stage at Altria Theater was renamed Dominion Stage in appreciation of the company’s $2 million gift that helped renovate the historic theater. Since 2007, Dominion has given more than $4 million to to Richmond CenterStage Foundation for construction, operations and artistic and educational programming.