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Colleen Smith/staff photo Orcas Center Executive Director Dimitri Stankevich with one of the new chairs.

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Orcas Center to replace theatre’s 200+ chairs | Donations sought

Thu May 27th, 2021 1:30am

With its doors closed to the public, Orcas Center staff and volunteers have been quietly refurbishing, repainting, recycling and refreshing.

“It’s been a blessing in disguise. We have done things we would never have been able to do if we were in full operation,” said Orcas Center Executive Director Dimitri Stankevich. “We have been into every nook and cranny of the building.”

The facility’s facelift will also include more than 200 new theatre chairs, a project that originally started in 2018.

The project will run $120,000. To date, half of the chairs have been purchased for a total of $55,000. Donors can buy a chair for $500, which includes a placard with the engraved name of your choice. (Buying a chair does not guarantee seating placement when going to a show. If you want to sit in a specific seat, let the box office know in advance.)

The project is moving forward thanks to a $130,000 Building for Arts grant, which is specifically for renovations to the building. The center is still hoping to sell the second half of the chairs over the next few months. Any donations for seats will allow the center to use the BFA funds for other capital projects.

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