New Arts Center

A major emphasis of the ETSU arts initiative will be the construction of a new arts center for ETSU. The need for an arts center has been a recurring theme across campus for more than a quarter-century. And now, state funding may soon be available for the construction of this facility, which is projected to cost approximately $38 million. This arts center would bring together the visual arts, music, theater, dance, storytelling, poetry readings, film and more, and it will touch both the campus and the region by serving as a venue for community artistic performances and exhibits, national touring productions, and other special events.

Major features of this new facility will include a:

  • 1,400-seat concert hall
  • 500-seat theater
  • 250-seat recital hall

It will also house administrative offices for the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts and gallery space.

ETSU has set a goal to raise $9.5 million by June 2014 in order to meet the matching fund requirement for this arts center. Mr. James C. Martin has provided momentum for this initiative by providing the lead gift of $3 million toward this goal. We invite you to be part of the ETSU arts story and to join us in making this longtime dream of having an arts center a reality. ETSU’s proposed arts initiative and its related activities will influence economic growth and catalyze revitalization and civic enrichment for the region. Your gift will help make this happen.