When the Community Arts Center first opened in 2005, it was due to the shared vision of a core group of practicing artists, community leaders and art enthusiasts. Their dedication and hard work turned a derelict downtown building into a beautiful exhibit space.
Seven years later, thanks to the continued work of an energized staff, board members and countless volunteers, CAC has become a place where people can experience the arts more fully than ever.
Not only does the center host monthly art exhibits in multiple galleries, it provides events like Lunch with the Arts and Starry Night Studio painting classes, exhibiting artist receptions, summer art camps, springtime blockbuster exhibits, artist meeting and studio spaces, and private and group lessons in painting, drawing, music and dance.
This fall, Executive Director Mary Beth Touchstone explains, “We’re entering a new phase of arts delivery that integrates exhibits, education and events like never before.” This new phase kicks off with a slew of educational opportunities, from modern and ballroom dance to creative writing, drawing and dulcimer classes.