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Colquitt County Arts Center receives $14K grant

Colquitt County Arts Center (Source: WALB) Colquitt County Arts Center (Source: WALB)
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

The Colquitt County Arts Center is one of 13 historic theaters across the state to win part of half-a-million dollars.

A $14,000 grant will directly benefit the production side of the theater. Specifically, the theater will be switching to an LED board because the light board it had was so outdated it could no longer find replacement parts when it broke down. 

"A brand new lighting system that works beautifully. You can sit at the console and change colors and make all the adjustments you need to, to light a complete production," said Colquitt County Arts Center Executive Director Connie Fritz.  

This will enhance the summer camp productions and better serve the center's growing theater department.

"We hope to expand our reach and bring more entertainment into the auditorium," said Fritz.

Which will now be possible due to the more modern production equipment.

"If we can meet the technical needs of performance groups, we are more likely to have those entertainers come in," explained Fritz.

This will appeal to a wider range of the Colquitt County community and visitors.

"It will serve our new community and our existing community by giving them a venue where they can enjoy a production and see something here that they might not see otherwise," said Fritz.

The first opportunity for the community to experience the new LED board will be at the end of June for the Colquitt County Song Writers event.

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