“Bethel Arts is entering a new and exciting time,” said Janice Chrzescijanek, Director of Economic Development for the Town of Bethel.
Report by Paula Antolini
February 28, 2015 11:21AM EDT
BETHEL ARTS NEXT STOP: 91 GREENWOOD AVENUE
It is with great excitement that Bethel Arts announces that the non-profit organization will be vacating its current location at 137 Greenwood Avenue and moving to 91 Greenwood Avenue as of March 1, 2015.
“We have fulfilled one of the goals of the organization, promoting economic development in downtown Bethel by providing increased exposure to the empty storefronts, and we are thrilled to report that our current space has been rented by a commercial tenant”, said Bill Schroeder, Chair of Bethel Arts.
Thanks to the generosity and kindness of the leaders of The United Methodist Church, Bethel Arts has enjoyed a fabulous beginning and is thrilled to continue the journey in the new location.
“Bethel Arts is entering a new and exciting time,” said Janice Chrzescijanek, Director of Economic Development for the Town of Bethel. “Kevin McMahon, the owner of K-Man Glass in Bethel, has donated his commercial space at 91 Greenwood Avenue, across from Caraluzzi’s Market, where BA will continue to offer classes, performances and events for residents and that will attract people into Bethel from surrounding areas.”
Bethel Arts will continue to collaborate with the schools and offer their internship program for local art students. In addition, Bethel Arts will feature a concert series by Bethel music teacher Rick Baumer that will continue into the summer; an evening of improvisational comedy; and a cabaret of Bette Midler’s finest songs.
Early September will bring two new projects: a year-long outdoor sculpture installation and Bethel Arts’ first public service project. Last – and most exciting – is the commencement in early November of the Bethel Arts Great Music Series. Nationally renowned singers and songwriters will grace our stage with some of today’s best music.
Bethel Arts is a community-based nonprofit organization that seeks to promote, build and support all facets of the arts and creative culture in the town of Bethel, CT. Membership includes area artists of all sorts, educators, businesses and audiences that know the importance of building and sustaining a vibrant creative community. From music to theatre to visual arts to new media, Bethel Arts aims to generate an atmosphere of collaboration, growth, and vitality in Bethel. For more information, visit www.BethelArtsCT.org.