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50 years & Growing!

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Join us in raising money for the Goddard Center for the Performing and Visual Arts. The remodel and expansion will include open studio space, lobby space, teaching space for the digital arts, ADA accessible and code compliant for fire suppression. 

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Capital Campaign Progress

  • To be a community arts center that includes visual and performing arts for all in South-Central Oklahoma.

  • To have an up-to-date art education facility that will be an incubator for arts activities in the multi-county area that enhances school performances and arts programming.

  • To be a tourist destination along the I-35 corridor that aligns with the City of Ardmore's Comprehensive plan (2017) to make a "vibrant downtown district." 

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Our Vision

50 Years & Growing

From OLD

  • The Goddard Center’s main building was a state-of-the-art facility when it was built in 1970 as a community center for art, dance, music, theatre, and cultural activities. 

  • The property was expanded when the Merrick building was acquired in 2000 and turned into an Art Teaching space, through which we now offer free fine art scholarships to the under-served.

  • Added a Centennial Sculpture Garden in 2007 to connect our two buildings and make a more unified campus. Now, to ensure we serve the growing community well for the next fifty years, we need to improve our aging facilities and expand our impact. 

Goddard

To NEW!

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Phase 1

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Total new and renovated area: 9300 sq. ft
Construction: 18 months


The Goddard Center main building renovation includes:

  • Replace Roof & Exterior Windows

  • Repair Exterior Masonry

  • Gallery Renovation includes:

    • Flooring

    • Lighting

    • AV System

    • New Walls

  • New Catering Kitchen

  • ADA Compliant Bathrooms & Exit Doors

  • Expand Lobby 1200 SqFt

  • A Gift Shop 

  • Two Wet bars

  • Camera Security

  • Fire Alarm System

  • WiFi System

  • IT Room

  • Backstage Monitor System

Phase 2A

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Total new and renovated area: 5430 SF
Construction: 18 months


The remodel of the Art Studio building focuses on:

  • Fire Suppression

  • Fire Alarm & Security

  • New Flooring

  • New Walls

  • Exit Doors

  • IT for Graphic Arts

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Phase 2B

Total new and renovated area: 1680 SF
Construction: 18 months

  • 9 New ADA Accessible Restroom Stalls

  • Baby changing station

  • New loading dock

  • Additional 320 SF Storage Space for Ardmore Little Theater