SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) – News 3 got a first-hand look at the new Savannah Cultural Arts Center on Montgomery Street.
The center is over 30,000 sq ft, which is nearly quadruple the size of the old space on Henry Street. It also includes a 464-seat performance theater, a smaller black box theater, and studio art and dance classes. The center cost $24 million in SPLOST funds or Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.
Lissette Garcia Arrogante, the Director of Cultural Resources, told News 3 that she hopes the center will inspire and foster young talent.
“Every major city has kind of a beacon for the arts and this is what this will become for the citizens of Savannah. Anything from visual arts to performing arts, it’s something that has not been provided in the past and now we have a state of the art building that can do that,” she said.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony and the theater dedication in honor of Ben Tucker will take place on Friday, April 12, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Grand Opening celebration will be held on April 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will include live performances from local arts organizations.