THE FUTURE OF TURNER HOUSE: ART HOUSE + CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
ART HOUSE + CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
From the beginning of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts, its purpose has been to promote interest in the arts, architecture, historic preservation, and civic and philanthropic enterprises. The Society’s home, the historic Turner House, offers an ideal setting for discussions and reflections on history and the arts. Our goal is to reach an ever-broadening audience looking to engage creatively, explore shared histories, and actively connect with their communities – a 21st Century version of the Turner House builder, Mr. Blake, who hosted art and cultural events at his home with the local orchestra performing on the front balcony for everyone to hear.
ART HOUSE + CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PHASE 1
Funded priority improvements and repairs to Turner House, our home, built in 1912 and one of four founding houses built for the Winnetka Heights Neighborhood development.
Phase 1 - $250,000
Rebuilt the west and north eaves and roof
CAMPAIGN PHASE 1 MAJOR DONORS
The Art + House Capital Campaign was generously supported by Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts board and emeritus board members, individual donors, and private foundations. Without their support, we would not have been able to continue to preserve the architecture & history of the Turner House.
Scott Chase and Debra Witter
James Prothro & Alfred Martinez
The Capital Campaign Committee has begun work on Phase 2 representing approximately $400,000 of priority needs. These include as first priorities:
Replace damaged exterior wood siding and painting on the south and east sides $75,000
TDLT/ADA modifications for access - $10,000
The Society has received a $10,000 lead gift toward the costs of these two items!
For information about these priority projects, please contact Donna Miller, president.