Red Curtain Foundation Ribbon Cutting April 21

Red Curtain Foundation


Press Release, Red Curtain Foundation

After nearly eight months of work, the Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts has completed
Phase 1 of the project to transform a large commercial building at 1410 Grove Street in Marysville into a community art center. To celebrate, an official ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for Monday, April 21, at 1 p.m.

The non-profit arts education organization moved into the building, which formerly housed Dunn Lumber, in August of 2013, and has spent the past eight months raising funds, doing community outreach, and renovating the former lumber store.

Phase 1 consisted of the installation of a monitored fire alarm system, upgrading an existing restroom to more closely meet ADA standards, safety upgrades that included emergency lighting, cosmetic and clean-up work, and other minor improvements. The organization was able to raise the funds for this phase through private donations, grants, a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo, and a donors’ luncheon.

With this first phase completed, Red Curtain will open the building for arts classes and meetings. The facility will be available for some rentals, but there are still usage limitations until the installation of a fire sprinkler system and the addition of new restrooms.

At the ribbon-cutting on Monday, Mayor Jon Nehring will officially welcome the public to the new community arts center. Other guests who may be in attendance include Superintendent of Marysville School District Becky Berg, Kenneth Kettler from the Tulalip Casino, and members from the Kiwanis, the Sunrise and Noon Rotaries, Soroptomists, Marysville Public Library, and the Marysville Arts Coalition.

The Spring Session of classes will begin that day with piano lessons by Stephanie Bowsher in the afternoon and Adult Acting Class, taught by Red Curtain founder and board president Scott B. Randall, that evening. Other classes offered this spring are Acting Potpourri by Hollywood veteran Steven Marlo, Shakespeare by Jay Rairigh, and Mid-Century Playwrights, also taught by Randall.

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