Village Theatre was awarded a $25,000 grant that will be used for maintaining and improving the theatre’s Issaquah facilities.
Puget Sound Energy awarded the grant to the City of Issaquah, and requested that the funds be used to benefit a local, nonprofit agency. During its budget process late last year, the Issaquah City Council then enthusiastically selected the theater for the grant.
Village Theatre is constantly working to upgrade and maintain its equipment and facilities to meet the organization’s expanding programs and needs, said spokesperson Michelle Sanders. Sanders said the theater plans to improve the rehearsal room floors, purchase new lighting and computer equipment, in addition to re-carpeting and re-painting certain areas inside its main theater.
“Since we own all of our buildings in Issaquah, we have quite a few maintenance needs and plans for upgrades on the to-do list,” she said.
Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger said supporting the arts locally is a part of the city’s long-term planning. “Not only do the arts enrich our lives, but they also nourish our local economy.”