Since the opening of the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center in the spring of 2009 all students on main campus are often in the building for classes, social gatherings, and presentations. According to a press release by FSCC, world-class talent has performed in the performing arts auditorium. In its first two years the facility has hosted, The Kansas City Symphony, Alvin Ailey, The Vienna Boys Choir, The Voices of Glory, Gordon Parks festivities, many private parties, professional speakers, Fort Scott High School Band and Choir concerts, and all of FSCC's theatre productions, and graduations.
The Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center never would have been a reality without the contributions of many donors, according to the release. Fifteen years ago this project developed in the beginning stages. Daryl Roller, former Director of Development, and a planning group of many local residents were passionate about making the dream a reality for FSCC and Fort Scott. Everyone who gave to this fine facility is recognized on the newly completed recognition wall, or by naming a seat in the auditorium.