Category Archives: Tibbits Opera Foundation and Arts Council

Annual Meeting to recognize school choir programs

COLDWATER – Highlighting area choir programs, the annual meeting of the Tibbits Opera Foundation & Arts Council, Inc. will open with check presentations and short student performances before reviewing the theatre’s 2020-2021 fiscal year. The meeting at the historic opera house at 5pm Thursday, January 27, 2022 will also...

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Tibbits receives MCACA grant awards

COLDWATER –The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) announced its grant awards for 2021-2022 and they included two for the Tibbits Opera Foundation and Arts Council, Inc. – an Operational Support Grant and a Capital Improvement Grant.

This year’s Operational Support Grant award of $19,500 represents a $4500 increase from last year. The...

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Annual Meeting to Combine Virtual and In-person Options

COLDWATER – Tibbits Opera Foundation & Arts Council, Inc. will hold its annual meeting as a combined virtual and in-person event at the historic opera house at 5:30 pm Thursday, January 28, 2021.

As a nonprofit organization and according to its bylaws, Tibbits must hold a general meeting of its membership in January. The...

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Tibbits receives MCACA grant awards

COLDWATER –The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) announced its grant awards for 2020-2021 and they included two for the Tibbits Opera Foundation and Arts Council, Inc. – an Operational Support Grant and a Capital Improvement Grant.

Tibbits has received an Operation Support grant each year since the MCACA implemented the program in...

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Tibbits Opera Board Launches Fundraising Match Challenge

COLDWATER— The Board of Directors of the Tibbits Opera Foundation and Arts Council, Inc. has launched a fundraising matching challenge campaign in an effort to raise $15,000, approximately one month’s expenses for the historic theatre.

Tibbits’ leadership have agreed to match all new donations to Tibbits in September and October, dollar for dollar, up...

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Peter Riopelle Named New Tibbits Artistic Director

COLDWATER – Tibbits Opera House proudly announces Peter Riopelle will join the staff to become the new Artistic Director for Tibbits Summer Theatre when Charles Burr retires at the close of the 2020 season.  Burr has held the position for 30 years.

Riopelle brings a wealth of experience to the position and...

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