Small Town, Big Plans

Butler, Pennsylvania is a former farm town about 40 miles north of Pittsburgh, which in recent years has grown to be a distant suburb of the Steel City, with the result that Butler’s residents are now desirous of something more of a civic identity than grain elevators can provide. “In response, the local arts council has designed a five-year plan to develop Butler Cultural Village, a one-block area in downtown Butler” which will bring together the town theater, orchestra, and a new museum in one complex.