Orcas Center, our beloved community resource, has undergone a major makeover!

From brand new theatre seating to a reinvigorated costume shop, all are invited to check out what Orcas Center staff has accomplished in the past 17 months when it reopens to the public on Sept. 18.

For the next two weeks, a $100,000 fundraising campaign is underway to receive a matching grant of the same amount from island residents David Dotlich and Doug Elwood.

“We believe that Orcas Center is one of the crown jewels of the island,” Dotlich said. “It is such an asset that provides so much entertainment, education and inspiration to everyone who wants to access it. With the pandemic, these institutions need our support and help … Orcas Center can help lead us out of the pandemic. It can give us something to be joyful about. And the team there now is so great that we know the money will be used wisely.”

The non-profit is already halfway to its goal and welcomes contributions of any size at or 360-376-ACT1.