Plans unveiled for $50M De Pere cultural center

Posted on May 2, 2019 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
Jessica Thiel
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With a vision of showcasing world-class arts and culture in their hometown to inspire community pride and attract visitors and talent alike, De Pere natives Jim and Miriam Mulva announced progress in the creation of a cultural center in the De Pere’s downtown.

The public now can get a sneak peek of the proposed $50 million, three-story, 60,000-square-foot Mulva Cultural Center project. The glass building on the east side of the Fox River will feature exhibit and performance spaces, including an auditorium, as well as an open-air atrium spanning all three stories, classrooms, an outdoor terrace and a veterans’ memorial.

The De Pere Cultural Foundation and Mulva Cultural Center Board of Directors hired architectural and urban planning firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP to design the Mulva Cultural Center. Drawings are available for public viewing on the new Mulva Cultural Center website,

This new home for the creative arts will host traveling exhibitions from leading institutions worldwide, diverse cultural programming and educational opportunities for people of all ages.

“As a city, we have always been incredibly proud of our rich history and traditions while also endlessly striving to build a vibrant and forward-thinking future. The Mulva Cultural Center embodies that spirit. We look forward to this world-class addition, and we are grateful for this significant opportunity to enrich and grow our community,” De Pere Mayor Mike Walsh said.