The Catori spirit Center
We would like to introduce you to our vision for the Catori Center. Catori is the Hopi Native word for Spirit. Our innovative and functional design will make it possible for our multipurpose arts center to host a variety of events. Concerts, Seminars, Weddings, Receptions, Plays, Reunions and Educational Events are among the exciting choices available to not only the residents of nearby towns, but to the nearly six million visitors that pass through yearly or stay here on their way to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks nearby. There is often no entertainment available to these visitors unless they travel a significant distance out of their way. We are only about 20 minutes from Zion Park.
Compare that to 30 miles or more from Old Faithful and other attractions in Yellowstone to West Yellowstone and the very successful Playmill Theater. In our own area, the Tuacahn Theater is nearly an hour and a half from Zion Park.
Every indication we have shows that this project can be very successful and support itself. Our problem is the initial cost of land and building the facility. We have created a design that is simple and efficient, but very flexible for numerous purposes. We will have an outdoor green with a gazebo for weddings and other events. Inside, we will be able to seat around 300 people for weddings, plays and concerts, around 150 for dinner theater, 200 for dances and receptions.
Corporate event, retreats and seminars can easily be accommodated with a number of flexible size classrooms. There will be a full rehearsal stage with smaller seating area so plays can rehearse while the rest of the facility is in use for other events. We can accommodate both professional and community theater, community and family dances with live music and dance instruction and even professional magic shows. We will provide opportunities for our community to meet together for events such as Founder’s Day, the Winterfest, the Christmas Eve Community Party, Princess Pageant, Constitution Day, July 4th and Statehood celebrations.