Martin Center for the Arts

East Tennessee State University

James C. & Mary B. Martin Center for the Arts

Where Possibilities Take Center Stage

ETSU’s James C. and Mary B. Martin Center for the Arts is a facility that will help dreams take flight. With construction nearing completion, the building includes professional-grade performing arts spaces, as well as teaching, gathering and administrative spaces.

The 93,000-square-foot center will serve a breadth of programs and needs for ETSU and the community, complementing the city and the university’s economic and cultural growth. 

While it looks like live events in the Martin Center must be deferred to 2021, we are looking forward to hosting activities when guidelines allow and, in the meantime, using the performance spaces for ETSU instruction as needed, with appropriate safety measures. For an update on the center construction and the outlook for coming months, click here.

 

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Inside the Martin Center for the Arts

 Inside the Building:
• Grand Hall (1,200 +)
• Recital Hall (200 +)
• Black Box Theatre (flexible seating)
• Dressing & green rooms
• Costume & scene shops
• Music rehearsal spaces
• Instructional rooms
• Administrative spaces
• Box office area
• Elevator

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Martin Center Fast Facts

Started Construction:
September 2017
Architect:
McCarty Holsaple
McCarty Inc.
Knoxville, Tenn.
Contractor:
Denark Construction,
Knoxville, Tenn.
Total Budget:
$52,338,250

Making It All Possible

~ LEAD DONORS ~
James C. Martin/Irrevocable Trust
City of Johnson City
ETSU Foundation
Washington County, TN

588 Donors
Total Given:
$9,986,407

The James C. and Mary B. Martin Center for the Arts is a city, university, community, regional collaboration.



 

NOW SEATING

Theatre Chairs
In fall 2020, the James C. and Mary B. Martin Center for the Arts will be welcoming academics while looking forward to a time when artists and patrons will also be joining us. While you can't book a seat quite yet, you can name a seat in the main auditorium or the recital hall.

For a tax-deductible gift of $250.00, patrons can 'purchase' a seat and accomplish a number of things:

  • Honor or remember a friend, loved one or a favorite teacher or musician
  • Support the continuing work on the arts center
  • Create a lasting gift to the arts of this region.




TAKE YOUR CUE.

Support the Arts Center.

Contact:    
Michael Webb
Director of Development
College of Arts & Sciences
423-439-5775
webbmc@etsu.edu
 

Denise Asbury
Director of Development
College of Arts & Sciences
423-439-5676
asburyp@etsu.edu

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