On Friday, the Stokes County Arts Council christened its new Arts Place, a $1.2 million project in the heart of Danbury, with the first of three Winter Dessert Theater productions to be held in the new facility. The opening night boasted a record 95 attendees with desserts provided by Artist Way Creations.
Colin Anderson, star of the one-man show Jimmy, The Story of James Dean believes the Arts Place is going to have a big impact on the community, bring businesses to Danbury, and provide a place for artists and actors to feel at home.
“Eddy McGee and the Stokes Arts Council intend to keep the Arts Place doors open as much as possible to justify the blood, sweat, and tears that have gone into the realization of this project,” said Brack Llewellyn, director of Jimmy.
Once the Arts Place is officially open it will hold a retail arts market; selling art by local artists, products from local farms and a tourism kiosk. The performance area can hold more than 200 attendees and the Arts Council is eager to utilize studios for artists as well as classrooms for workshops.
The beautiful new Arts Place is set to host two additional 2017 Winter Dessert Theater productions.
Mandela: Let Freedom Reign will be presented by Darryl Van Leer on February 25 at 7pm. Bell Bottom Girls, The Best of the Swingin 70s featuring the Nonesuch Playmakers Treblemakers, will premiere March 11 at 3pm and 7pm.
The Stokes County Arts Council has raised over $880,000 toward their goal and encourage others to support the arts in the community by donating today.
For tickets, donations, or more information contact the Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-8159 or visit StokesArts.org