"RESTORE THE MAGIC" AT THE OLD ART BUILDING
With the generous donation of 200 comfortable chairs for performances we have run out of space. The LCCC Board of Directors has been exploring the possibility of creating more space, but at the same time making the building more versatile for more activities. This additional space will enhance our ability to serve all niches of the artistic community, from the performing and visual arts to lectures and special events.
The LCCC is launching a $175,000 capital campaignto raise funds for this exciting project. Construction will begin once our fund raising goals have been fully met, with dedicated funds safely invested.
"Restoring the Magic" refers to the historical beginnings of the Old Art Building. Allie Kaiser Best was married to Walter T. Best, who in the theatrical world was known as “Maro the Magician”. The couple was widely known and influential among Leland summer residents. Allie was the force that prompted organization of the local women’s club named for him. She envisioned a community center for visual and performing arts and organized the Leland Follies to raise money for the project to be built in his memory.