Barn Dance, Barn Architectural Drawings, Open House and More!!

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Come get the lowdown at the hoedown!!

We hope you can join us for our first barn dance, brought to you by the Duvall Foundation for the Arts in partnership with Duvall Performing Arts and Cascade Community Theatre! The dance will be held at Christel Haven Farms, 26900 NE 145th Street in Duvall on Friday, October 24, 2014.   This is a family event open to all ages!   More details, including times and ticket prices, to come.  Performers from DPA will be on hand to teach line dancing, followed by live music by Cool Water.  We’re excited to bring you this festive and fun fall event. If you’d like to lend a hand, please let us know by contacting or by visiting our Volunteers page!

Work on the barn is moving ahead full-speed ahead! We are pleased to announce that we have accepted Milbrandt Architects‘ very generous offer to create architectural documents for the exterior of the barn free of charge. We are very happy to be working with Milbrandt, who are also the architects for the new development the barn will call home.

So, thank you so much to Milbrandt Architects!! We’re beyond excited to finally share the preliminary architectural plans with the community (you will need to scroll the window below to view the plans):

Download the PDF file Barn Elevations.

Planning continues for our Community Open House on October 11, 2014 at the Duvall Visitor and Centennial Center from 11am until 2pm. We are looking forward to hearing the community’s thoughts and ideas about the Barn Project.

DFA, the City, and Westcott Homes are working towards finalizing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which describes generally how the three entities will work together going forward.  We are also starting to work through the details of a private agreement between Westcott Homes and the DFA that will further detail how Westcott homes and DFA will work together.  More information regarding how these agreements are progressing will be discussed at the upcoming Community Open House.

Concerns have been raised about the roughly $100,000 that was previously raised by DFA for the barn. Those funds were set aside in a special bank account and saved, hoping that an opportunity like this one would develop. That money will go toward the Barn Project. It has not been spent on other things.

The first constructability meeting occurred this week with the contractor.  Clearly there are challenges associated with the current condition of the barn.  DFA is working on hiring the right structural engineer to help us work through these issues.

The color pallet for the outside of the barn is also currently in development.  The goal is to find colors that reference and honor the historical and original color of the barn that fits within the barn’s new surroundings, and that resonates with the community. This will be discussed at the upcoming Community Open House.  We are really looking forward to seeing you all then. As always, thank you for your support!

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