ASU Kerr Adobe, Doors and Floors Restoration

Raised toward our $58,000 Goal
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Project ends on July 31, at 11:59 PM MST
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Restore ASU Kerr -- Support an Arizona Treasure!

ASU Kerr is a one-of-a-kind performing arts venue with unique required care.

  • The adobe walls and handmade bricks are in need of critical repair. 
  • Preserving hand-carved wooden doors and replacing historic tiles are also top priorities.

These projects call for special methods and materials to stay true to the property’s original, historic splendor.

We’ve started this Pitchfunder campaign to raise $58,000 to address these urgent preservation needs. Your contributions will positively impact the beauty, safety and comfort of ASU Kerr, ensuring warm and welcoming events for visitors and patrons. 

There are many adobe areas inside and outside the venue needing critical attention. Some areas are very large and some are small damages in key structural or high traffic points. Moisture and pests are some of the largest threats to the one-of-a-kind former home of Louise Lincoln Kerr and the venue portion of the property. 

Restoration now will repair, protect and preserve the venue for generations to come, and allow the beautiful structures to continue to be the home for concerts, shows and events that bring our communities together.

Facing East, inspired by the Hopi ceremonies into which she was welcomed, the adobe home of Louise Lincoln Kerr was built on 47 acres of pristine desert and citrus groves at the northernmost edge of a small Western town known as Scottsdale in 1948. Her personal musical space, The Studio, followed in 1959. 

Built of handmade bricks made from the earth of the property, the Kerr property has been a picturesque destination for artists to visit since its creation. Now known as ASU Kerr, we continue the pioneering spirit of our roots – bringing musicians and audiences together to relax in this eclectic, funky space and enjoy unexpected experiences.

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Support an Arizona Treasure! Your contribution helps restore and maintain ASU Kerr's historic tiles and hand-carved wooden doors.



Become a patron of the arts! Your contribution will support the special methods and materials needed to maintain ASU Kerr's adobe walls and handmade bricks to stay true to venue namesake Louise Lincoln Kerr's original vision.



Become a member of the ASU Kerr VIP Club! Membership benefits include: Early ticket purchasing on ASU Kerr season performances, quarterly member e-newsletters (featuring upcoming developments, news, behind-the-scenes features and interviews with other members and performances), subscription to the quarterly Inner Circle Magazine and complimentary popcorn (when available).



Membership includes everything listed above plus: Invitation to meet-and-greet events with selected artists, access to special member receptions and reserved seating or table at Season Preview.



Membership includes everything listed above plus: Private behind-the-scenes tour of ASU Kerr with our expert staff, for groups of 10 (must be scheduled in advance for a non-show day), name in program and pre-show slideshow on venue screens, and early entrance before doors open or skip the entry line into venue on show days.


Louise Lincoln Kerr Society

Membership includes everything listed above plus: Special recognition from the stage at ASU Kerr performances, invitation to performances for students (closed to general public), lunch with Tracey Mason, ASU Kerr General Manager and/or Michael Reed, ASU Gammage Senior Director of Programs & Organizational Initiatives and private meet and greet reception before or after show with selected artists.

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