The enduring impact that a performing arts center brings to a community and its residents is felt in educational opportunities, new forms of creative expression, community pride and positive economic benefits. The cultural enrichment, offered and promoted through a facility dedicated to artistic pursuits, generates lifetime of benefits which are far reaching.
The new Arbogast Performing Arts Center is made possible with a significant gift of $2 million from longtime Troy community residents and supporters, Dave and Linda Arbogast. The goal of the APAC is to bring added value to regional schools and the greater Miami Valley area with enhanced programs in performing and visual arts. This dynamic venue will provide numerous opportunities for the greater Miami Valley region to learn, gather, enjoy and have a positive impact for decades to come.
The APAC is a non-profit 501(C)(3) run by its Board of Directors who are responsible for all the operational costs. The APAC Board will own the building and will lease the land from Troy Christian Schools. There is no cost to our community through any tax payer or other public funds.
The APAC is modeled after the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in VanWert, Ohio. This center is on the VanWert City Schools campus and was a joint venture with the school, VanWert Foundation and the community.
Revenue will be from yearly patrons; event sponsors; ticket sales and rental for non-profit and profit organizations.
"The Arbogast Performing Arts Center will provide another great venue to support cultural and educational endeavors throughout the Troy community and Miami Valley region."
- Former Mayor, City of Troy, Mike Beamish