Leave a Permanent Mark Downtown at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
Engraved stars recognizing high-level Fox restoration donors decorate the sidewalks on First and Sprague Avenues at Monroe Street, fronting the main entrances to Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Donors’ names are also engraved on the Wall of Fame in the Founders Gallery inside the theater. Both the stars and the Wall of Fame are permanent and honor the business, individual or foundation named for generations to come.
Stars can be purchased for $40,000 and are payable over three years. The deadline to purchase a star is August 1, 2017.
Gala with Special Guests Maestro Eckart Preu and Thomas Hampson
6:00pm on Friday, November 3, 2017
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
Sponsored by Frank Knott and the Estate of Sherry Martin Knott
Bill Simer and Reneė Rolando, Fox 10th Anniversary Honorary Chairs
Dr. Francisco & Mary Velázquez, Fox 10th Anniversary Gala Chair
You are invited to join us as we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the restoration of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Originally a movie theater, it opened in 1931. The theater was the largest and most modern in Spokane, but with the rise of suburban cinemas in the 1970s, it witnessed a gradual decline. Unwilling to see such a historical treasure demolished, a city-wide effort was led by the Spokane Symphony to lovingly restore The Fox to its former Art Deco splendor in 2007.
Thomas Hampson performed at the grand reopening of The Fox in 2007, and the world-renowned, Grammy Award-winning baritone is coming back to the theater to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its restoration at the gala. Born in Spokane and an alum of EWU, Hampson is hailed as “America’s Leading Baritone” and the “Ambassador of American Song.”
The gala will include a delicious catered meal, drinks, a video presentation on The Fox restoration, and entertainment. Funds raised at the event will support the Spokane Symphony and Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.