The Center for the Arts has been awarded $50,000 by the National Endowment for the Arts for direct Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. Executive Director, Amber Jo Manuel celebrates with mixed emotions.
Dear Patrons of The Center, After carefully considering our responsibilities to patrons, employees, artists, and the community; we have decided to postpone all Center presented shows that were originally scheduled for March, April, and May. In times of crisis, we turn to family, friends, and the things that ground us. The Center is all of that to us. After three years of incredibly hard work, the pain of having to shut down the week of our opening is not an emotion I will soon forget. A few days ago, I stood on the stage at the newly renovated Center and gazed out at the empty rows of seats. It is one of the most beautiful theaters I have had the pleasure of being a part of. I am in awe of what we have created and simultaneously deeply saddened that we will not be able to share it with the community…Read More