2020 – 21 Season
We are so grateful to our loyal audience members, local business advertisers, sponsors, special event participants, funding organizations, and friends. You are the heart and soul of this program; you are the reason this series has run successfully for more than 40 years.
This season, Smith Fine Arts Series will press ‘pause’ on in-person performances to keep you safe. This decision was made after carefully considering the well-being of our patrons, artists, and staff; subscriber feedback; and the ever-changing nature of the current pandemic. While we fully recognize there is no substitute for an in-person experience, we will offer some new and creative ways, such as our upcoming Online Auction Livestream to connect you with world-class performing arts.
Between revenue loss from ticket sales and budget cuts—specifically, stemming from the elimination of a student-fee grant that accounted for nearly one-third of our budget—we are being challenged to adapt to a new landscape. During this short hiatus, our efforts will focus on securing Smith Fine Arts Series financially, to ensure that world-class performances and outreach activities will be here for the wider community for years to come.
We look forward to welcoming you back in person to Rice Auditorium in 2021-22!
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