Thursday, June 18, 2009

Rosslyn's art space for everyone

The Arlington County Manager Ron Carlee has recommended to the Arlington County Board that the former Newseum in Rosslyn be transformed into a Cultural Center. According to the news release:
The Center will “serve as a draw to Rosslyn, enliven the street life and complement the next generation of Rosslyn redevelopment,” [Carlee] said. ...

The Center, easily accessible by Metro, will include two performing arts spaces, an exhibition gallery, a ballroom, a restaurant and retail space. In addition, the visual arts exhibition program now at the Ellipse building in Ballston will relocate to the Center.

Open seven days a week, 12 hours a day, the Center will host more than 100 events monthly. Programming will be provided by the County and various arts partners. The “cultural town hall” is expected to have an estimated $10 million in annual economic impact and enhanced street life in Rosslyn.
More details are in the Business Plan for an Arts Space for Everyone. With more art and greater sewage capacity, life in Rosslyn is going to be even better!

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