AT&T Performing Arts Center Welcomes New PNC Sponsorship
The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center today announced a new sponsorship with PNC. This sponsorship includes the rebuilding and renaming of the Center's Member's Lounge, and is PNC's first major arts sponsorship in the DFW area.
"Having partners like PNC is critical to achieving the mission of the Center, and providing us with the resources to serve our community," said Doug Curtis, president and CEO of AT&T Performing Arts Center. "This sponsorship will help us expand our community engagement and education programs, which provide thousands of students and families with access to the arts each year."
"AT&T Performing Arts Center is one of the great cultural resources for this city," said Randy Wilhoit, PNC regional president for Dallas - Ft. Worth. "At PNC, we recognize that access to quality arts experiences enriches lives and builds stronger and more vibrant communities, which ultimately helps drive business and economic development."
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings applauded the sponsorship. He launched the Business/Arts initiative in 2012 and has long been a champion of partnerships between the business community and arts organizations.
"Dallas has a vibrant corporate community and a thriving arts community," said Mayor Rawlings. "I've always felt, when you put the two of them together, incredible things can happen for our great city."
The rebranding of the Member's Lounge in the Winspear Opera House will be unveiled at an event before the Lyle Lovett concert on August 28. Details will be announced later this month.
PNC Bank is a member The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.
The AT&T Performing Arts Center is a nonprofit foundation that operates and programs a 10-acre campus comprised of three premier performance venues and a park in downtown Dallas. Opening in October 2009, the Center has helped complete the 30-year vision of the Dallas Arts District.
Audiences enjoy the best and most recent from Broadway and off-Broadway; the finest dance companies from across the globe co-presented with TITAS Presents; top concerts and performers with Center Presents; cutting-edge speakers from the #hearhere series; and a five-year initiative to present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Thousands of students explore and more deeply experience the arts through the Center's education program, Open Stages. Working with local service agencies, the Center provides free tickets to underserved individuals and families through Community Partners. These programs are made possible by the ongoing support of donors and members.
The Center's five resident companies are among the city's leading arts institutions: Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center and Texas Ballet Theater.
Designed by internationally acclaimed architects, the Center's performance spaces are some of the finest venues in the world:
Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, designed by Foster + Partners of London, is a stunning 2,200-seat venue wrapped in red glass with outstanding acoustic performance halls.
Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre is a 575-seat theatre with one of the most versatile stages in the world and a distinctive aluminum exterior. It was designed by REX/OMA, Joshua Prince-Ramus (partner in charge) and Rem Koolhaas.
Annette Strauss Square, designed by Foster + Partners, is an open-air entertainment venue with lawn and patio seating for 2,000 surrounded by the downtown skyline.
Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park is an urban park with native plants and grasses, landscaped lawns, performance spaces, a reflecting pool. Sammons Park was designed by Michel Desvigne and includes the Information Center designed by Foster + Partners.
The Center's mission is to provide a public gathering place that strengthens community and fosters creativity through the presentation of performing arts. For more information about the AT&T Performing Arts Center and to purchase tickets, become a member, or make a donation, visit www.attpac.org.
PNC Bank is a member The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.