The Armory Arts and Music Center (AAMC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization led by a dynamic and committed Board of Directors. Purchased in 2004 for $1, the AAMC owns the Duluth Armory.
The AAMC has worked diligently on plans to breathe life into the historic Armory while driving a revitalization of the Armory/Plaza District and creating a special place for the community that inspires the next generation. This effort has included working with the public and private sector to bring some of the country’s leading experts to the project.
The AAMC has already been successful in securing several grants that have been used to fund significant amounts of pre-development work and to secure the building. The group has also received a prestigious $250,000 Save America’s Treasure’s grant; this challenge grant has been fully matched with private funds. To date, the AAMC has raised over $500,000.
When the Armory re-opens, the AAMC’s will run arts & music programming in the restored Armory building. The centerpiece will be the creation of The Music Resource Center—Duluth (link).