Construction of the Bartlett Performing Arts Center at Moline High School is underway. On January 9th, the community gathered in the auditorium lobby for a groundbreaking ceremony. Speakers included Superintendent Lanty McGuire, Dr. Deborah Bracke, Bartlett foundation chairman, Patrick Brosnan, President, Legat Architects, Steve Baumann, Vice-President, Russell Construction, and Zamone Perez, MHS student.
Superintendent Lanty McGuire said, “After many months of planning by a committee of students, staff, community members and the Bartlett Trust, we are excited to get this project underway. We are very grateful to the Bartlett Trust and the Moline Board of Education for honoring Mr. Bartlett in this way, and providing a premier facility to showcase our students and communities’ artistic skills.”
The $11.7 million project, slated for completion in January, 2019, includes 35,000 square feet in renovations and a 10,000-square-foot addition. Highlights include a complete renovation of the auditorium, along with new dressing rooms, a scene shop, music and choral rooms, and a multi-purpose room that can be used as a "black box" theater for smaller performances.
The Bartlett Performing Arts Center will create more opportunities for Moline High School students and staff. It will also benefit the entire Moline community by drawing more outside performers.
The project is made possible through a partnership between Moline-Coal Valley School District and the Robert E. Bartlett Family Foundation.
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