The Peninsula School of Art (PSA) is taking its programming to a new level with the announcement of a $6.4 million capital campaign. The Door to Creativity Capital Campaign will upgrade the facility’s structures and add 4,000 square feet of new teaching spaces. Plans include improvements and construction on previously acquired properties immediately to the north and east of PSA.
“The Door to Creativity Campaign will reinvent and revitalize the PSA campus to support the next generation’s imagination, lifelong learning, creative growth and welcome more art lovers, learners and appreciators to our facilities, and visitors to our vibrant community,” said Nancy Sargent, board chair.
PSA has been assisted by Milwaukee-based firm HGA. The lead architect on the project, Jim Shields, was involved in the new Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor, as well as the Wisconsin Museum of Art and additions to the Milwaukee Art Museum.
The plan includes a new children’s wing that can accommodate up to four classes simultaneously or one large class. It will have restrooms, storage and a separate entrance that is accessible by school bus. PSA will add a state of the art digital arts studio and print lab, two new painting, drawing, and printmaking studios, a library and archive for its permanent art collection and upgrades to infrastructure including additional parking, lighting, administrative areas and walkways.
The organization has already raised $3.4 million. Initial groundbreaking and construction are slated for late 2019. Donations of all sizes are being accepted.
For more information visit peninsulaschoolofart.org.