The Arts Campus at Willits waves hello to its midvalley community.
It is time to dance, to laugh and to sing. This past summer, the 20-year dream to bring a performing arts stage to the midvalley was realized with the opening of The Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW). First envisioned at the turn of the century by Aspen architect and Willits developer Michael Lipkin as a cornerstone of the modern neighborhood, TACAW is also the first net-zero performing arts center in the nation. “TACAW is both a place and an idea,” says Ryan Honey, executive director of the new facility. “It is a place to showcase exceptional performing arts from music to comedy to dance and more. But the idea is that a holistic community needs to have an outlet for the arts that speaks to the diversity of all who live here.” Lipkin designed the stunning contemporary structure pro bono with the intention to bring “a high-spirited platform for the arts, culture and community to help define our unique community and celebrate our quality of life.” Bravo.