The Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta has announced a three-year, $6.6 million grant from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation in support of an initiative to provide families and students with greater access to its core art and arts education offerings.
Starting later this year, the grant will enable the center to expand its family-oriented Art From the Start program and support greater use of its campus for activities such as family festivals, art-making activities, and drop-in acting classes. The initiative also will include designated family days that provide special access to the work of the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the High Museum of Art.
"This gift from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation will allow us to make our art available to a much broader base of the community and will build upon our commitment to arts education," said Woodruff Arts Center president and CEO Virginia Hepner. "We are extraordinarily grateful for the generosity of the foundation and for their belief in the value of the arts center as a community asset."