By Tim Kowols
Even after 14 years of operation, the Trueblood Performing Arts Center surprises performers and guests from the moment they walk through the doors. As one of Washington Island’s few year-round facilities, the home of two arts festival and the Island Players also doubles as the town’s movie theater and an auditorium for Washington Island School District activities during the offseason. Managing Director Betsy Wallman says it is able to give students the opportunity to perform on a real stage with state of the art equipment while giving other artists a break from the routine of a usual tour stop. After some community members questioned the need for such a facility, she believes the Trueblood Performing Arts Center is winning more people over every year.
The Trueblood Performing Center will celebrate their “greatest hits” over the last 14 years with acts like Janet Planet and the Tannahill Weavers when their season kicks off next weekend.
Photo by Don Buntman