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Public meeting focuses on new art center

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Photo by Don Benjamin The Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center building in downtown Cedaredge is due to open in June 2018. A public meeting on April 18 will provide information about the center and gather input from interested citizens.

The Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center (GMAEC) has issued an invitation to all interested citizens to attend a public meeting to learn more about the center and share their ideas for center activities. The informational question and answer event will be held Wednesday, April 18, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Cedaredge Civic Center at 140 NW 2nd Street. The public is invited to meet GMAEC board members and officers who will be on hand to answer questions regarding the center which is on schedule to open in June 2018.

The public is encouraged to share their ideas and desires related to events to be featured at the new center. Envisioned events run the gamut from workshops, symposiums, and classes to live theatre and music performances to art shows and gallery installations.

Those hosting the event hope that all interested individuals will join them for an evening of information and sharing. The building which will house the center is located in downtown Cedaredge at the intersection of West Main Street and SW 2nd Street. Renovations are nearing completion and those organizing tonight's public meeting are particularly interested in hearing input from their Main Street neighbors.

Donations to fund the center are still being accepted. Contributors can make a lump sum donation or participate in a pledge program to spread their donation out over time. To donate, contact GMAEC by email: info@grandmesaartscenter.com. Or drop off donations at Starr's Guitars, 250 West Main Street in downtown Cedaredge. Or mail contributions to GMAEC, PO Box 583, Cedaredge, CO 81413. Or donate online at the non-profit organization's website.

To follow the continuing progress of the center's renovation and planned opening, visit the nonprofit organization's website at https://www.facebook.com/grandmesaarts center/.

On Saturday, April 28, GMAEC invites children and families to take part in a 'Hall of Helping Hands' event. Children attending will create a hand-print tile which will be displayed in the new arts center building. The cost to create a tile is $10 with proceeds going to support the center. Donated tiles will be made available for children and families who are unable to afford the cost.

A ticket to create a tile can be purchased in advance at www.ticketstripe.com/grandmesaartscenter. Or tickets can be purchased at the door of the event which will be held at the Cedaredge Civic Center.

There will be two opportunities for families and kids to participate in creating their tiles: in the morning from 9-11 a.m. and again in the afternoon at 1-3 p.m.

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