WHO WE ARE
MTVarts is an all-volunteer, non-profit community theatre production company with proven success providing quality, affordable entertainment to our community while continually building organizational infrastructure to assure long-term survival.
WHAT WE DO
Originally designed as a communication tool, MTVarts grew from a local theatre troupe, Bruce Jacklin & Company. BJ&C, with production support by MTVarts, offers dinner theatre at The Alcove Restaurant, a 100 year old institution in historic Mount Vernon. Our first venture as MTVarts was a 2007 production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. In 2008 MTVarts was granted Public Charity Status 509 (a) (2) and is tax exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS. Your contributions to MTVarts are tax deductible.
MTVarts is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees (changed only by resolution) to ensure continuity of vision and purpose. MTVarts is blessed with a core of dedicated volunteers who donate hours of time, goods, and services for day-to-day management of productions and facilities.
We are funded through ticket sales, donations, grants, and corporate support.
The MTVarts logo was designed by BlackCatCreative to represent the fingerprint each artist leaves on their work. A tree was chosen as our graphic identity to visually illustrate there is as much unseen as there is seen and our audience-driven organization pledges to remain green and growing. Our tag line best describes all that is MTVarts . . . Imagine more, together!
With the support of The Ariel Foundation and Knox County Properties, our dream to lease a space for rehearsal, workshops, and costume/prop storage became reality in 2014. MTVarts continually works to renovate our brick-and-mortar home, warehouse14, for maximum efficiency. We also continue to work with the City of Mount Vernon and other community partners toward the creation of a working place where art and science meet the community in historic Blackberry Alley.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
In a world where the arts struggle, Mount Vernon is thriving, a community that is green and growing because those living here are engaged and believe in our town. MTVarts believes in the power of live theatre and arts education to change our world. Our community wants more, our community needs more, MTVarts will do more. Join us.
An important message from AMERICANS for the ARTS.