TACAW Arts Center Anniversary: Two Years of Art, Culture, and Environmental Leadership

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The Tacaw Arts Center, affectionately known as TACAW in the Willits Town Center, is proudly celebrating its second birthday, marking two remarkable years of fostering art, culture, and environmental stewardship. Situated in the heart of Willits, this cultural hub has achieved significant milestones and stands as a beacon of inspiration for the community. Let's delve into TACAW's journey, its environmental impact, and the exciting birthday celebration ahead.
 

A Vision for Creativity

Two decades ago, the idea of Willits as a new community began to take shape. The Arts Parcel was set aside, creating a unique opportunity to build a campus dedicated to arts, culture, and education. In 2015, this vision crystallized with the establishment of The Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW) as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. TACAW's mission was clear: to create a thriving arts center that would enrich the community and serve as a platform for creativity.
 

Leading the Way in Environmental Stewardship

TACAW is not only a cultural haven but also a leader in environmental responsibility. It proudly partners with 1% for the Planet, contributing to the global effort to combat climate change. Here's how TACAW makes a significant environmental impact:
 
1. A Sustainable Facility
TACAW houses the nation's first sustainable, all-electric performing arts facility that operates at or near net-zero energy usage throughout the year. This commitment to sustainability sets a shining example for arts centers worldwide.
 
2. Climate-Focused Programming
TACAW presents an ongoing climate-focused programming track, offering educational and inspirational content that encourages action against climate change. It's a space where art and environmental consciousness unite.
 
3. Inspiring the Next Generation
One of TACAW's initiatives, "Captain POW!," is an original play designed to inspire children to engage in environmental stewardship. Through the power of storytelling, TACAW encourages the younger generation to become environmental advocates.
 
4. Collaborations for Change
TACAW collaborates with organizations like the Rocky Mountain Institute, CORE, and Holy Cross Energy, creating a hub for artists, speakers, and thought leaders to address environmental issues and inspire positive change.
 
5. A Net-Zero Model
TACAW stands as a pioneering model for performing arts centers worldwide, demonstrating that artistic excellence and environmental sustainability can go hand in hand.
 

Celebrating Two Years of Creativity

As TACAW turns two, it invites the community to join in the celebration. The birthday festivities promise a night of revelry and fun, featuring live performances by two outstanding bands: Eddie Roberts & The Lucky Strokes.
 
About Eddie Roberts & The Lucky Strokes
 
Eddie Roberts, the guitarist and bandleader of The New Mastersounds, joins forces with Mississippi-based guitarist and vocalist, Shelby Kemp, and the Tampa Bay-based Galbraith sisters. Together, they create a musical ensemble that blends country lyricism, rhythmical aesthetics of James Brown, and the raw energy of rock 'n' roll. This fusion promises a captivating and electrifying performance that will make you stop in your tracks.
 
Join TACAW as it celebrates its remarkable journey and raises a glass to a future filled with art, culture, and environmental leadership. Cheers to two years of creativity and inspiration!
 
Come and be part of this incredible celebration at TACAW, where art, culture, and the environment unite to create a brighter future for all.

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