The Midvale Performing Arts Center (MPAC) was dedicated on June 26, 2004 by Mayor JoAnn Seghini. MPAC houses the Midvale Arts Council and the Community Building Communities group. To schedule the building contact Suzanne Walker at Suzanne@MidvaleArts.com.
The MPAC was built as a WPA project in the 1930s and served as Midvale City Hall and the Police Station for several years. The building sat vacant for several years thereafter but underwent extensive remodeling in 2004 and was converted to the Midvale Performing Arts and Community Center (MPAC).
At present, the MPAC houses a basic auditorium upstairs, with the downstairs being used for office space, a conference room, dressing rooms, restrooms, a prop room, and a green room/meeting room. The downstairs office and meeting room spaces are primarily used by the Community Building Community organization, with its wide variety of outreach programs to the low-income and minority populations in Midvale. The upstairs auditorium is used primarily for arts programs (theater productions, concerts, receptions, etc.) and has permanent seating of 110, with a raised floor at the back of the auditorium that is used for overflow seating and sound/lighting equipment setup. The Arts Council partners with other groups, such as Pinnacle Acting Company, Sandbox Theatre Company, and Quick Wits, in using the auditorium on a regular basis. Additionally, the auditorium is available for rental to the community for recitals and other performances.
Thanks to Salt Lake County Cultural Facilities Support, Midvale City received grant money to conduct a feasibility study on upgrades to the MPAC. This study was just finished and we will be starting a Capital Campaign to raise money to achieve some of these upgrades. While the MPAC has served Midvale City well for many years, there are things that could be done to improve the space for both patrons and performers. Here is a look at some renderings on the possibilities for improvement. If you would like to help make this a reality, contact Suzanne Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org