Central Artstation's Grand Opening
Thursday is the grand opening of the new Central Artstation in Shreveport.
The Shreveport Regional Arts Council's $5 million dollar vision is now coming to fruition.
“In 2009, when the fire hit and the arsonists burned out building, we honestly thought it was the end of the arts," said Pam Atchison, SRAC Executive Director.
However, the Shreveport Regional Arts Council went from ashes back to art.
They decided to rebuild and they did so at a new location: the city's historic 1922 central fire station in downtown Shreveport.
"There's artwork all over the building,” said Atchison, “great memories of what's taking place in the arts world already and lots of space for what will happen next."
Inside is a performing and rehearsal space, a conference room, an arts resource center, as well as the emerging entrepreneurs art gallery.
However, for SRAC, it's so much more.
"A chance to see that the arts are not just at the Central Artstation but the center of what's great about Shreveport," said Atchison.
They hope Shreveport comes out to their grand opening Thursday, February 28, 2013 which is only possibly because of the community's help.
"We want to be able to say thank-you to everybody so it's free and we hope everyone will come and see history and contemporary art in the making," she said.
The grand opening is at 801 Crockett Street, Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 4:30pm.
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