Redlands Center for the Arts Dedication

Center for the Arts

Redlands has long been known for inspiring creativity in its students.

And now, the university has a space that does justice to the artistic efforts of students and faculty.

A dedication and ribbon cutting for the Center for the Arts – a new 42,000 square-foot space for art, art history and theatre programs – is set for Friday, Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the center. The event is free and open to the public. Tours will follow.

The Center for the Arts includes 42,000 square feet of new space for the art, art history and theatre programs. Transforming the south side of campus, the Center for the Arts features a new two-story building for the art and art history departments, Ann Peppers Hall.

The Theatre Arts Department facilities, which include an expanded Glenn Wallichs Theater, also features the new Frederick Loewe Theatre, a black box performance space designed for performances with a more intimate feel.

A second phase of the Center for the Arts project will eventually bring additional art studios and office spaces to campus, as well as a separate art gallery.

The center also meets the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Standards, continuing the university’s commitment to being leaders in environmental stewardship.

Redlands President Stuart Dorsey said the new project has received rave reviews from students.

“It is an enormous improvement to our creative arts facilities and long overdue,” said Dorsey, adding that the project is the result of dedicated efforts from Redlands faculty, development staff and the construction management team.

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