The Foundation supports community performing arts venues around greater Tarpon Springs in a variety of ways. In addition to events and performances, we fund capital projects and performing arts education and activities.

PAC Lobby Renovation Dedication

PACPACMayor Chris Alahouzos and KMF President Sandra Holubar cut the ribbon for the newly renovated lobby of the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. Photos by Sue Thomas.

The Kathleen Monahan Foundation (KMF), a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide supplemental funding and enhancements for the Tarpon Arts program and the City of Tarpon Springs, celebrated the newly renovated lobby for the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center (PAC) located in Tarpon Springs City Hall. Members of the Monahan Foundation board joined Mayor Chris Alahouzos, City Manager Mark LeCouris, members of the Tarpon Springs Board of Commissioners, and Diane Wood and Kelley Riedy from Tarpon Arts in officially opening the new lobby.
Renovations to the lobby area include a concessions area where patrons can purchase soft drinks, water and snacks in addition to new seating, tables, lighting and theatre seating charts. The Performing Arts Center (PAC) was recently updated with new lighting, sound system, and a rear projection capability to increase the flexibility of set backdrops during theatrical productions giving the PAC the ability to transport patrons to Paris and Japan in productions such as “Libertaire” and “The Mikado.”
The next project for the Monahan Foundation, made possible by a donation from KMF Board Member David Wladaver and his wife Carolyn, is renovating the box office area at the PAC this summer.

Lobby Before


Before photos courtesy Diane Wood

Lobby After

PACLobby renovation featuring new furniture.

PACDisplay Wall

Tarpon Arts Wall of Fame.

Dedication Participants

KMF President Sandra Holubar and Tarpon Arts Director Diane Wood.

PACPeggy Prostos, Carolyn Wladaver, Dave Wladaver, Sallie Parks

PACPeggy Proestos and Brian Orlick.

Photos courtesy Joan Jennings, unless otherwise indicated.


Performing Arts Center Renovation

In 2018 the Foundation is providing funding to renovate the lobby and ticket office at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center. Work on the lobby will soon be complete. The ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday, June 26. We hope you can join us. The ticketing office will be compete later this year.