Nashua – Nashua Community Arts, the nonprofit raising money for the Nashua Performing Arts Center announces today that Enterprise Bank is making a Leadership Gift of $100,000 in support of the Nashua Performing Arts Center.
“Enterprise Bank understands that the Performing Arts Center is an entrepreneurial approach to creating a vital downtown in our City,” says Rich Lannan, Chair of Nashua Community Arts. “We are grateful for their investment.”
“As a community bank we believe in local enterprise and investing in the communities we serve. We are very excited about the Nashua Performing Arts Center and the impact it will have on Nashua and the region,” says Jack Clancy, Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Bank. “In addition to our financial commitment, Nashua native Deborah Novotny, Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Lending Officer, serves as Chair of the Capital Campaign Committee and on the Board of Nashua Community Arts.”
The Nashua Performing Arts Center will be located at 201 Main Street in the heart of downtown Nashua. Designed by ICON Architecture it will be a flexible venue with retractable seats in the main-floor audience chamber to accommodate diverse theatrical and musical performances, corporate and non-profit events, and family celebrations such as weddings and other private gatherings. The Performing Arts Center will seat up to 750, hold up to 1,000 standing, and offer banquet seating for 270 people.
The Nashua Performing Arts Center will be operated by Spectacle Management of Lexington, MA and operator of seven other venues including the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Spectacle Management estimates the Nashua Performing Arts Center will experience between 130 and 200 days of use per year, annually attracting 70,000 people to Nashua’s downtown by year three of operations.
“We are grateful that Enterprise Bank has committed to the vision of the Nashua Performing Arts Center. With their support we would realize this vision and would build a healthier economy for Nashua and for the downtown,” said Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess.
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