At a recent meeting, the Town Board gave Szostak Design final approval for the Fuquay Varina Arts Center project.
The Arts Center, dedicated to the visual and performing arts, will include specialized classrooms for painting, computer media and several other types of art, a dance studio, an art gallery and a 300+ seat theatre. Creative programming will include offerings for all ages, as well as summer camps, special events, and theatre performances.
The exterior of the facility will be painted brick to correspond with many other downtown structures. The side of the building facing South Fuquay Avenue will feature a mural (actual design to be determined), with a long bench across the front of the theatre lobby and large windows at the front of the building, highlighting activity in the art gallery and the dance studio.
The project is expected to break ground in the first quarter of 2017 and is expected to take approximately 10 months to complete.