Blue Water has plans for a new home! We are in the process of purchasing the Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka (UUCM – 605 Rice Street East) in downtown Wayzata. Our plans are to convert it into a facility with expanded rehearsal space, office space, and our very own performance space. Beyond meeting these basic needs of our growing organization, we believe maintaining this historically significant building in Wayzata would further cement BWTC’s role as a major arts organization in the community for years to come.
A comprehensive financial analysis by the BWTC board demonstrates that the purchase and operation of the UUCM facility would be adequately supported by our current level of programming. BWTC’s most urgent need at this time is to raise money to convert the building into a theatre (staging, sound, lights, etc) and complete several minor renovations, including the addition of air conditioning to the building, some reconfiguration of existing spaces, and minor cosmetic changes (painting, etc). We have started our capital campaign, with the goal of raising $250,000 in order to successfully execute these updates to the building. We are thrilled that an anonymous donor has come forward to match all donations to our capital campaign up to $100,000. We will continue to update this page with information as our plans progress.
Please feel free to reach out to either of the Board Presidents with any questions.