Mill Creek Foundation gives $10,000 to arts center project

The Mill Creek Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Barbara & Tobe Karrh Community Arts Center. The funds will be utilized in completing the restoration of the property, located on North Green Street in downtown Swainsboro.

Once complete, The Karrh Center will feature a theater offering movie screenings and live performances, community gathering space, and a home for the Emanuel Arts Council (EAC) including an art gallery, EAC offices, and work/educational space.

“We are grateful to the Mill Creek Foundation for its support of this project. The Karrh Center will have a tremendous impact on our community through promoting the arts, providing affordable and accessible entertainment and educational opportunities, and supporting the local economy,” said Kristin Hall, co-chair of the Emanuel Coalition for Cultural & Economic Development.

The Barbara & Tobe Karrh Community Arts Center is a project of the City of Swainsboro with assistance from the Emanuel Coalition for Cultural & Economic Development (ECCED), a 501(c)3 charitable organization that has led the project’s fundraising efforts. Additional partners include the Emanuel County Board of Commissioners, the Emanuel Arts Council, the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce and Joint Development Authority, the Downtown Development Authority of Swainsboro, and a number of other local organizations.

Follow along with The Karrh Center’s progress on Facebook at @KarrhCenter.

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