Tornado Damages Marble Arts Centre

On July 24, a tornado touched down in Actinolite, causing significant damage to the beautiful Marble Arts Centre. August events are cancelled while Tweed & Company Theatre works with the insurance company to complete the necessary repairs as quickly as possible. There has been significant damage to many homes, businesses and the landscape in the area, and our thoughts are with everyone struggling with picking up the pieces and find a way forward after this devastation.

The Arts Council purchased the MAC in 2008, and it officially opened in 2011. The ownership of the MAC was transferred to Tweed & Company earlier this year, and the Arts Council has a special interest in bringing this cultural hub back into action. If you are interested in supporting MAC restoration efforts and helping to cover the cost of the deductible and non-claimable expenses, donations are very gratefully accepted! Charitable receipts issued for donations $25 or more.

1. Cash or cheque donations payable to Tweed & Company Theatre will be accepted at Art in the Park/the Fish Fry on Sat. July 30! Add note: ‘MAC Restoration’

2. Cheques can be mailed to Tweed & Company Theatre, Box 853, Tweed ON K0K 3J0

3. Donations can be made on-line via CanadaHelps, and be sure to apply your donation to the ‘The Marble Arts Centre’ fund

Proceeds from the Fish Fry will be donated by the Arts Council to the cause…Thank you for your support!