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 underway, the building includes professional-grade performing arts spaces. 

Teaching, performance, gathering and administrative spaces within will serve a breadth of programs and needs for ETSU and the community, complementing the city and the university’s economic and cultural growth. The Martin Center for the Arts will add jobs and more opportunities to attract prominent traveling exhibits and performers. 

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Inside the Martin Center for the Arts

 Inside the Building:
• Grand Hall (1,200 +)
• Recital Hall (190 +)
• 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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About the Martin Center for the Arts

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 students, artists, and patrons. While you can't book a seat quite yet, you can buy 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 completion of 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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