Notice: As of today, March 17, we are canceling all public events and classes through the end of April. This includes Five Spot, Poetry, Dances, all classes and First Friday.
We will remain open for visitors and the resident businesses and artists to use their spaces. We just installed new exhibits in the galleries and these are also available for viewing in small numbers Tuesday-Saturday 11-5:00. Staff will keep distance but be available for concerns and questions. The High School Exhibit scheduled for end of April is cancelled. Therefore, we will extend Janis Mars Wunderlich exhibit until April 24. The CIAO Artists Group Exhibit is also available for viewing until April 24 as scheduled. We will reassess by mid-April concerning whether to hold May events.
Be well, William Butler, Executive Director
Weekly Concert Series
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1st and 3rd Fridays
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