Rendering Credit: Tateuchi Center

Tateuchi Center, slated to open in the fall of 2020, recently named their CEO. Ray Cullom, who has over 20 years of experience in the commercial and not-for-profit arts industry, will take on the role as of August 1, 2018.

Known as the Eastside’s future home for innovative performing arts programming from around the globe, Tateuchi Center will include two theaters. There will be a 2,000 seat concert hall with local community ballet and symphony performances, as well as an intimate 225 seat theater which will serve as a venue for jazz, blues, vocalists and other local performers. The multi-purpose center is designed to transform into an arts education center by day.

In early 2018, Tateuchi Center’s Board contracted with Arts Consulting Group to conduct an international search for a new CEO. They narrowed down 39 qualified candidates to Ray Cullom. Cullom has prior experience overseeing the development process for several performing arts venues, with his expertise being in the development and supervision of arts venue construction and renovation projects. According to Ray, “the Center will be a reflection of Bellevue’s storied past, thrilling present, and aspirational future. This is a particularly ripe setting for the incorporation of state-of-the-art technology into the venue design.” He is looking forward to meeting the diverse needs and expectations of the community through the development of educational and performance programming.

According to Cathi Hatch, Campaign Chair and PACE Board Vice Chair, Tateuchi Center is targeting ground breaking to happen this fall.

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