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Input sought on spending $200K for Truckee arts center

Margaret Moran
mmoran@sierrasun.com

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District’s performing arts subcommittee will host a public meeting later this month to hear feedback on potential changes to the building.

TDRPD vice chair Erin Casey and director Janet Brady will lead the meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the Community Arts Center, at 10046 Church Street.

In May, the TDRPD board of directors voted to use $200,000 in previously allocated funds for performing arts on the Community Arts Center.

“Even though $200,000 sounds like a large amount of money, and it really is, it’s not going to go as far as we would all like it to go in terms of making that facility into something that’s really great,” said Pete Bansen, Arts for the Schools board member, at last Thursday’s TDRPD board of directors meeting. “… Every step of the way there are going to have to be really clear compromises made on how much is going to be committed to every little facet of the conversion.”

Possible upgrades Bansen suggested are dimmable house lights, darkened northern windows, ceiling stage lighting, stage improvements and an improved sound system.

The TDRPD board will hold a second meeting — date to be determined — to hear additional ideas. Both meetings will focus on cosmetic, rather than structural, changes.


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