Mayo Street Arts is now in it’s fifth year. We thank you all for your continued support of our programs and hope you will find them to be unique, engaging, and worthwhile activities that bring many different people together for good reasons.
Our Visual and Performing Arts Programs include over 150 events each year like art exhibits, International music concerts, puppet theater performances, kids concerts, and dance performances.
2014 brought the opportunity to enhance our performance space. A mural by artist Pat Corrigan brought our theater proscenium to life, and we dedicated a votive ship to the Brooks Family Foundation in honor of their great generosity to Mayo Street Arts and the people of East Bayside and Greater Portland. We are nearly finished renovating the former choir loft into a balcony seating area. The new design improves acoustics and sightlines, allows for a more flexible performance space for theater, dance, and youth classes, and brings our event seating from 85 to 115 audience members per event.
Though Portland is known for its vibrant art, cultural, and culinary offerings, youths in East Bayside and other pockets of Greater Portland have limited opportunities to benefit from these qualities due to economic, geographic, and cultural barriers.
At MSA our local youths engage with professional visual and performing art instructors in unique learning opportunities in a neighborhood center that is positive, safe, and fun.
This year we are launching the MSACreator’s Circle, a giving membership for individuals who have made contributions of over $300 to MSA’s annual fund. We hope that by acknowledging these supporters with this new level of giving we can grow our support base to a more sustaining level over the next five years. We will continue to seek grant support for programs for Community and Youth, and Performing Arts Programs.
So thank you all for being a part of Mayo Street Arts. Your help has made a huge difference. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Executive/Artistic Director, Mayo Street Arts
MSA Board of Directors
David Cimato, Chair
Megan Grumbling, Vice Chair
Erika Clark-Jensen, Program Associate
Lauren Fleury, House Manager
Throughout 2014 MSA presented many events, classes and exhibits, ranging from puppet shows to live music performances to swing dance classes. Events continue to grow with over 2,000 attendees during 2014.
MSA provides classes and opportunities for children between the ages of 6 and 16, focusing on underserved immigrant youths in the East Bayside and Greater Portland communities. Classes met once a week and were free for youth from neighborhood public housing. Hundreds of underserved youths attended puppet theater shows and kids concerts this Spring and Summer. We welcomed over 1,000 students in 2014 to our programs.
Club Hip Hop – 300 students
Music Club – 95 students
Artist Mentorships – 24 Students
Puppet Shows and Kids Concerts – 872
The Art Department
Portland Community Policing
Portland Housing Study Center
Portland Conservatory of Music
Portland Youth Dance
Maine College of Art
East Bayside Neighborhood Organization
Northern New Hampshire Arts Alliance
Individual Contributions $14,146
Ticket Sales & Rentals $61,050.63
Artist Fees $33,715.59
Program Delivery $81,692.78
Licensing & Insurance $4,756.88
Building Repairs & Maintenance $22,932.71
Visual & Performing Arts
Brooks Family Foundation – $5,000
The Cricket Foundation – $10,000
Programs for Community and Youth
Beim Foundation $18,500
Virginia Somers Hodgkins Foundation – $10,000
Anderson-Nygaard Fund of the Maine Community Foundation – $2,000
Horizon Foundation, Inc – $10,000
Brooks Family Foundation – $5,000
Maine Arts Commission – $4,021
Choir Loft Restoration Project
The Quimby Family Foundation – $22,400
Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust – $10,000
Individual Donors and Members.
Thanks to all of you who give to Mayo Street Arts – we appreciate each and every one of you for your generosity. We strive to keep this list updated – bust occasionally we make a mistake. If we have omitted something, please let us know so we can make corrections.
Charter Members $300+
Cherie Wendelken & Jeb Brooks
Dan Oleary & Kathy Bouchard
Leslie Anderson & Danton Nygaard
Mary Allen Lindemann/Coffee By Design
Donna Roggenthein and Ronald Leeking
Blainor McGough & Brian Arlet
Hayden & Meredith Anderson
Yemaya St. Clair
Steven GruvermanPolly Plimpton & David WorobecKaty RydellNancy & Jonathan Aldrich