Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Arts Council Names New Center “Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts”

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County will name its new arts center in downtown Winston-Salem “Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts” in honor of its current President and CEO.

The opening of The Center is scheduled for early September and will be celebrated by several days of events, including a gala with entertainment by a nationally acclaimed performer and two community days of free activities and entertainment.

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, which includes the historic Sawtooth Building, was designed jointly by Winston-Salem architectural firms, Calloway Johnson Moore & West and Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce. General contractor is Frank L. Blum Construction of Winston-Salem. The 83,000 sq. ft. Center includes enlarged and enhanced facilities for Sawtooth Center for Visual Art; the 21,500 sq. ft. Hanesbrands black-box theatre; Reynolds Place meeting and event venue; two new gallery and exhibition spaces; and a Spruce Street main entrance with horseshoe drive and dramatic canopy.

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