Residents who want to help shape the town’s cultural future can do so at two upcoming open houses.
The Town of Fuquay-Varina is hosting the open houses for residents to get a look at preliminary plans for the new Arts Center. The town bought the former Stars Theater last year and is transforming it into a public space to host art, theater, concerts and more.
The first open house is 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. The second is 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. Both will be at the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center, at 123 E. Vance St.
The meeting will be informal, with no schedule or official presentations. Town officials and members of Chapel Hill-based Szostak Designs will be on hand to answer questions, offer information about their goals and receive input from residents.
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Fuquay-Varina is paying Szostak Designs $575,000 to redesign the two-story Arts Center building in downtown. The company has designed a number of modern-looking buildings, including the Durham Performing Arts Center.
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