For 25 years she has seen laughter, tears, hope, gratitude, pride, surprise — all kinds of human emotion, except for maybe boredom. She has welcomed young and old, musicians, dancers, fine artists, filmmakers, performers, stage crew, set designers and audiences.
A vital part of the community, she has been a place of inspiration, entertainment, education, competition, creativity and community.
She is the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center (FAC), built to serve the needs of both school and community arts activities in the foothills.
Over the years, tens of thousands of audience members have attended multiple theatrical, musical and dance performances, assemblies, forums, art and photography exhibitions, book fairs, spelling bees and science fair displays. Thousands of people have developed and applied skills, begun careers and shared experiences.
At age 25, however, FAC is showing her age and refurbishment is needed. Major repairs to the roof and structure are being funded...