Bartlett Performing Arts Center
The Russell team is in the last quarter of construction activities of the Bartlett Performing Art Center at Moline High School.
This has been a unique project from the beginning with the Bartlett Foundation providing the majority of funding, along with additional funds from Moline-Coal Valley School District #40 to make this project a reality. The combination of both has provided MCVSD 40 an extraordinary opportunity to bring the existing 1957 auditorium into today’s modern, multi-venue performing arts center.
Some of the features of the new refurbished design include new stadium style seating within the PAC house, new current technology stage rigging, audio, video and lighting systems to enhance multiple use performance activities. A “black box” multi-use room that can be utilized for small intimate performances, practice space, as well as learning space for music and theatre programming. There is also a new open lobby and gathering space, new restrooms, as well as complete new music and band classroom spaces, dressing rooms, scene shop and surrounding art suite classroom upgrades.
Our partners at Legat recently provide some more insights on the design of the project, which you can read in this article.
The combination of funding sources provided opportunity to consider and plan for not only MCVSD 40 high school program use, but use by other schools in the district and the community. The flexibility of the design and spaces offers a multitude of use options for the school district and community members and organizations.
The project is scheduled for completion in early 2019 with great anticipated excitement from the students, staff and community.