The Fairmont Opera House is requesting an entirely tax-deductible donation to help defray costs for day-to-day operating expenses. For 36 years, this beautiful space has been attended by many in the area to enjoy arts and community events. These events include the Subscription Series performances, concert rentals, dance recitals, the Fairmont Opera House Children’s Theatre productions, Civic Summer Theatre performances, high school plays, orchestra or choir concerts, business presentations, driver’s training classes, receptions, fundraisers, and local church productions. The Arneson Gallery of Light has also hosted provided many artists an opportunity to display their work.
Unlike most performing arts centers in the state, which are owned and operated by the city government in which they reside, the Fairmont Opera House is a separate, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization with limited funds. It is community-minded people such as yourselves that assist in keeping the doors open for both the entertainment and enlightenment of the community.
In the past year alone there have been some significant improvements. For example, all the amplifiers in the sound system have been replaced, six new LED stage lights have been installed, door stops installed, weather stripping added, a television in the Footlight Lounge was installed, the stage load-in door was repaired, and many spaces throughout the building have been cleaned and reorganized. In addition to these tasks, there is a great deal that must be done on a regular basis to keep this historic treasure in good repair. Please consider making a membership donation to preserve one of the few buildings in the area that is listed on the National Register of Historic places and Explore Minnesota listed as one of the top ten places to visit in Southern Minnesota!