An Exceptional Community Treasure
The Omak Performing Arts Center in Omak, Washington, is a 560-seat theater located on the Omak High-Middle School campus at 20 South Cedar Street. Equipped with professional-level technology, the theater has served the Okanogan County community for more than twenty-five years.
It is operated and managed by the Omak School District, receiving further support by the privately-funded Omak Performing Arts Center Foundation, a 501 (c)3. The Foundation was created when the PAC was built. Donors recognized that a first-class theater could pose a financial burden for this small school district if it didn’t receive support from the broader community. Over the years, private donations have served to upgrade PAC facilities, including an on-stage acoustical shell, enhanced lighting, a Steinway concert grand piano, and dressing rooms.
The Omak PAC is a major venue for entertainment, education and community events. It is the home of regional performance groups such as the Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus, Children’s Ballet Theatre and Nashville Stars. Nationally renown performers appearing on the PAC stage have included the Seattle Repertory Theater, St. Petersburg Ballet, cowboy poet Baxter Black, pianist George Winston, Missoula Children’s Theatre, acclaimed vocalists The Wailin’ Jennies, and many others.
Now, after twenty-five years of service, the PAC’s grand red velvet curtains – and all stage curtains – are well worn and no longer meet fire protection standards. They must be replaced by fall of 2016. Your donation, large or small, is important to the future of this community treasure. CLICK HERE to learn how to give.