The City of Savannah held opening ceremonies for the Savannah Cultural Arts Center last Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony and the theater dedication in honor of Ben Tucker took place Friday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Grand Opening celebration was also held on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The grand opening ceremonies included live performances from local arts organizations on the hour every hour, artist demonstrations and handson art sessions. Hundreds turned out for this entertaining event.
The Savannah Cultural Arts Center, located at 201 Montgomery Street, is one of the most technologically advanced facilities in Savannah, and includes a 464-seat performing arts theater, dance studio, art gallery, as well as specially designed studios for ceramics, metal and glass art.
It will serve as a creative and inspirational space connecting residents, the local arts community and organizations, who will not only be able to experience art, but engage with and create art.
The facility is funded through voter-approved
Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).
The Friday activities included: New Beginning Art Exhibit, performances and Center tours; the 18th Annual New Beginning Reception and Gala; Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (outside the Center on MLK, Jr. Blvd. side); and the Tucker Theater Dedication.
The Grand Opening Celebration continued through Saturday.
For further information contact City of Savannah Department of Cultural Resources.