2020 has been a challenging year so far for the Cultural Arts Centre. With schedules being rearranged and events being postponed, it’s been a year unlike any other for our facility. However, the future is looking bright as we head towards the second half of 2020, as there are some exciting updates we have in store!
Progress on the Cultural Arts Centre’s bathroom renovation project is going strong. With new tiling being recently installed, the project is on course to be completed by October. While these renovations caused most of this year’s art shows to be postponed until 2021, we felt it was best to get these improvements made during these uncertain times, so that our facility remained in great shape for returning residents.
After the bathrooms are renovated, it will be time for the final art show of 2020: “100 or Less.” All artwork submitted must be available for sale and priced at or below $100. Art will be received from 9 a.m. through 8:30 p.m. on October 19. The show runs from October 22 through December 13. There will be no reception at this art show.
Not only will art shows be making a return this October, but starting in 2021, the Cultural Arts Centre will be the host of Poetry Out Loud! Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest open to all high school students and conducted in all 50 states by the National Endowment for the Arts. Our very own Cultural Arts Leader Jill Tutt will serve as the regional coordinator for the St. Charles region of the contest.
Cultural Arts Centre was also awarded a $10,000 Arts Engagement in American Communities grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This money is being used to establish “Young at HeART,” a multi-disciplinary art program for older individuals as a way to promote life-long learning and engagement in the arts. We hope this program brings a lot of “HeART” to our City’s residents!
To stay up to date with the Cultural Arts Centre, visit www.stpetersmo.net/arts.