Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center, Ignacio

Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center

Commercial Real Estate, Construction Loan

Dancing Spirit is a small 501c3 located in the heart of Ignacio. Created in 2010 as a co-op art gallery, Dancing Spirit has evolved to become a community arts center that enhances creativity and fellowship; promotes the education, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts; and celebrates the local cultural heritage.

This loan helped Dancing Spirit purchase property on Main Street to build Ignacio’s first center for the arts. Dancing Spirit Center for the Arts will offer art gallery space for artists, an incubator program for students to develop art and business skills, art classes, a full pottery studio, and an area for live performances and art openings.

"First Southwest Bank went the extra mile to help us secure our future with a building loan and assisted us with managing building-related finances. They have personally donated to our project and have been so helpful in answering our questions. We are grateful to have such a wonderful group of people on our team as we touch lives through creativity." 

—Kasey Correia, executive director