The Pix Foundation is a 501(c) 3 that was established in 2002 to restore the original 1946 Pix Theatre and utilize it as a community center for a variety of purposes. The vision is not only to preserve this important piece of Nampa history, but to create a centerpiece for downtown Nampa with a unique and beautiful facility that rivals no other, providing an exciting, versatile venue for entertainment, community events, and educational programs for children and adults. The foundation currently has seven active board members, and in April of 2006, contracted a full time Executive Director.
The restored theatre will provide a venue for children’s theatre groups, small performing arts groups, music performances, lecture series, independent films and film festivals, and meeting space for local businesses and civic organizations.
With a goal to partnership with local theatre groups and other arts organizations, the foundation will strive to help create more avenues for our local youth to get involved in the Arts by assisting in the creation of more programming and improvement of existing programming.
Upon completion and when programming begins, a percentage of proceeds will be placed in an endowment fund for scholarships for at risk youth. It is a mission of The Pix Foundation board of directors that we give back to our community. By setting up a scholarship fund to assist youth who have not yet decided the direction they plan on taking for their future, we hope to encourage and financially assist those undecided youth to further their education, in whatever field they chose.
We have received and continue to receive numerous in-kind services from architects, engineers, contractors, electricians, asbestos abatement, print shops, advertisement agencies, accounting and legal services, and local community members.
We are seeking capital to complete the project through local foundations, individuals, and continuous fundraising events.
Our current capital campaign goal is $65,000 to retire the current bank loan leaving the building free and clear and $100,000 to move us into phase III of the project proposal.
Once the theatre is open we will generate revenue by continuing to offer memberships, creating new fundraisers, sale of balcony tables and theatre chairs, “Ticket-tron” sales for events occurring throughout the Valley, as well as ticket sales to events and movies at the theatre itself.
We are a volunteer workforce and envision that to continue, which will allow us to keep our overhead costs low and focus on developing programs that benefit the youth and general community of Nampa.
We hope you can share in the vision we are striving to create in Nampa’s core and the importance of the Arts in our children’s and communities lives.
The Pix Foundation