ROTA Gallery began as a sole proprietorship in February 2011 and has since grown into a collective organization, a space anyone can use to bring their ideas to fruition. Because of increased participation, the gallery has moved to a larger space at 50 Margaret St.
The Center for the Arts continues to develop new programs, Kretser said, including more offerings for seniors interested in the arts.
The Center for the Arts is preparing to change its name to the Strand Arts Center as theater renovations near completion, expected this summer.
“The Strand Theater is a landmark of historical and cultural importance,” he said.
Kretser said that in addition to its role as the anchor to a downtown arts corridor, it is expected to create about 80 jobs once open.
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