In 1988, visionary citizens rediscovered the Capitol Theatre's forgotten beauty and unique possibilities. The Bullen Center was constructed as part of the restoration project in 1993, and 1992 respectively. The dream included a cultural arts center with areas for classes and other programs--creating artistic synergy and stimulating downtown.
During the restoration, the partially completed art center fell victim to flames on January 24, 1990. This was to be the second major fire that made history in Logan. Miraculously, the theatre itself was not harmed. Completion of the Bullen Center was delayed, but the final product was even better than planned.
The Art Center was to be used by a variety of users, and programs. The original plan included providing a home for many groups including: the Alliance for the Varied Arts (AVA), Capitol Arts Alliance Theatre Society (CAATS), Cache Valley Civic Ballet (CVCB), Valley Dance Ensemble, and Unicorn Theatre. Currently, Cache Valley Civic Ballet is housed in the Whittier Center, and the AVA's office moved from the Bullen Center's Art Gallery to the Thatcher-Young Mansion.
The Bullen Center houses a classroom for Visual Arts, a Photo lab/darkroom, a ceramic studio and kilns, a rehearsal space suitable for small scale performances/recitals, a large multi-purpose Kitchen, the art gallery space/gift shop, and three classrooms for music, dance and other instruction.