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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Savannah Cultural Arts Center Grand Opening Announced

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April 4, 2019

For Immediate Release


Savannah Cultural Arts Center Grand Opening Announced

SAVANNAH, GA (April 4, 2019) — The City of Savannah will hold opening ceremonies for the Savannah Cultural Arts Center on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and the theater dedication in honor of Ben Tucker will take place Friday, April 12, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Grand Opening celebration will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The grand opening will include live performances from local arts organizations on the hour every hour, artist demonstrations and hands-on art sessions. The public is encouraged to attend both events.

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).

Friday, April 12

5 p.m. New Beginning Art Exhibit, performances and Center tours

6 p.m. 18th Annual New Beginning Reception and Gala

6:30 p.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (outside the Center on MLK, Jr. Blvd. side)

7 p.m. Ben Tucker Theater Dedication

Saturday, April 13

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Grand Opening Celebration

About the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Resources

The City of Savannah is committed to providing leadership in fostering programs that educate and expose citizens to a rich and diverse range of cultural expressions, to support artistic programs that celebrate creativity, create educational opportunities, encourage economic growth and enhance Savannah’s reputation as a cultural destination.

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