MCF, Evjue support Youth Arts Center

At its annual MadisonGives event, the Madison Community Foundation and the Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of The Capital Times, each pledged $500,000 in support of the new Madison Youth Arts Center between East Washington Avenue and East Mifflin Street.

The 65,000-square-foot, $35 million center, part of a mixed-use development, will focus on diversity and provide opportunities for youth of all ages to study and perform theater, music, dance, and visual arts programming. It will also become the permanent home of the Children’s Theater of Madison and the Madison Youth Choirs when it opens in 2020.

Pleasant Rowland pledged $20 million to the building in January.