- Thomas P Fehlner’s donation to our Endowment Fund, held at Michigan Gateway Community Foundation, prompted the renaming of our main gallery, the Fehlner Family Gallery. This generous gift supports our longevity in the community.
- Kim Pruitt was hired as full-time Executive Director in mid-May. Kim is a visual artist with a business background in addition to having community-building and place-making experience.
- Transitioning of a multi-use space into what we now call the Art Studio expanded our visual arts program, as well as written and spoken word, and creative projects involving the community.
- New spray booth equipment was purchased for the Pottery Studio – an asset to creativity.
- With contributions from businesses and community members, we invested much-needed major sidewalk repair. You can now walk, skip, dance into the Art Center on our newly installed sidewalks.
On the Horizon…2024
- The community is invited to assist in creating panels for a downtown mural project in collaboration with LiveBuchanan! the Buchanan District Library and the City of Buchanan.
- Expand art education programs, including visual arts, written and spoken word, a speaker series and casual gatherings to share ideas around art, history and creativity.
- 2024 Summer Chamber Music Concert Series – we proudly present the fourth year in this series of extraordinary quality.
- Goals and dreams are being articulated – all are welcome to participate via teaching a class, serving on a committee, or participating in special events.
Sidewalk Project Update
Thank you to the generous donors who contributed to our sidewalk repair project – we reached our goal and work was completed. Thank you to all purchased memorial bricks – these also supported this effort!
- Buchanan Scarecrow Charities $2,000
- Buchanan Lodge #68 – Free & Accepted Masons $1,000
- Buchanan – Galien Lions Club $500
- American Legion Ralph Rumbaugh Post #51, Buchanan $500
- Alan Wakefield – his generous gift lifted us to reach our goal!
Effective Tuesday, May 16, 2023 The Roti Roti Art Center of Buchanan (RRAC) has selected Kim Pruitt as its next Executive Director and she will succeed current interim director Mary Lister who has a long history with the organization. Mary was a founding board member as RRAC began in 2005 and has twice held the……
The Fehlner Family Gallery Dedication Sunday, May 7, 2023 5:30pm ET The Roti Roti Art Center (RRAC) is pleased to announce that Thomas P Fehlner will donate $100,000 to their endowment at Michigan Gateway Community Foundation. RRAC’s main gallery will be named The Fehlner Family Gallery. A dedication reception honoring the Fehlner Family will be held……