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#GetAmped for Give Ozarks on May 9!

The Springfield Art Museum is seeking project-specific support in the amount of $20,000 to Revamp the Amp. Our outdoor amphitheater was constructed in 1936 as a part of the Work Progress Administration's (WPA) projects in Springfield, MO.

Adorned by the columns that once flanked the entrance to the Colonial Hotel on Route 66 (formerly located at Jefferson & St. Louis), this historic outdoor performance space is a treasured part of the Phelps Grove Neighborhood, and the larger Springfield community.

The last repair work the amphitheater received was in 1989, when a dedicated corps of volunteers, led by Bill Ahlstrand, helped salvage the outdoor stage which had fallen into disrepair. Now after almost 30 years of weathering, wear and tear, and public use, much of the failing concrete needs to be replaced.

In addition, the amphitheater needs greater accessibility to performers who are differently-abled, safety handrails, outdoor lighting and sound equipment, and commemorative signage. These upgrades will not only highlight and honor this landmark's history, but will increase its usefulness to our community.

Your gift, large or small, on Give Ozarks Day will help us ensure that our amphitheater continues to serve a vital arts enrichment role in our community. Help us raise awareness by snapping a selfie at the amphitheater, or sharing your photos and memories on social media with our hashtag #GetAmped. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @sgfmuseum.

Thank you to an Anonymous donor for their generous gift of $3,000 to our campaign!

Thank you to Sally Scheid for her generous gift of $2,000 to our campaign!

Thank you to Art Mosaic One for their generous gift of $1,500 to our campaign!

Thank you to Dr. Lynn & Betty Carlton for their generous gift of $1,500 to our campaign!

Thank you to Reliable Toyota, Lexus-BMW of Springfield & Audi Springfield for their gift of $500 to our campaign!

Thank you to the Southwest Missouri Museum Associates (SMMA) for their generous gift of $500 to our campaign!

Thank you to Spencer Fane for their generous pledge of $500 to our campaign!

Thank you Kathy Binkley, State Farm Insurance for her generous gift of $100 to our campaign!

Thank you to Eclectics Art Group for their generous pledge of $100 to our campaign!

Thank you Waverly House for their generous gift of $100 to our campaign!

Thank you Xi Nu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi for their generous gift of $100 to our campaign!

Thank you Creative Crafts Art Group for their generous pledge of $25 to our campaign!

***We now have $9,925 in matching funds committed toward our $20,000 goal.***