Center for the Arts announces spring membership drive
The Center for the Arts has started its 2013 “Get Centered” spring membership drive.
The drive began Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the front steps at the Center. Executive Director Julie Baker did the honors of cutting the ribbon. Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce members joined elected officials, the center’s board and staff to kick off the membership drive. Refreshments and tours followed, during which visitors were shown the many improvements after completing the Phase 1 remodeling project. These are new benefits for patrons, such as the installation of two ticket windows on the front of the building.
The Get Centered spring membership drive offers many opportunities for the community to visit the center; learn about upcoming events and ways to support the center; and learn what the arts bring to Nevada County.
All new, renewing or upgrading members during the drive will be entered to win a concert-goer dream prize. The center will give a lucky member two passes for each event offered, more than 150 events for the year. In addition, one lucky member will be entered to win a membership upgrade. Benefits of membership, depending on level, may include discounted prices, advance purchase opportunities, drink coupons, cash vouchers, reserved seating and parking. Membership levels begin at $50.
“Every Thursday in May, from 3 to 6 p.m., the center will host Join Us/Get Centered socials,” said Development Director Rhonda Herrin. “Our doors are open, and we welcome folks to visit us, join up and receive a gift and drink on us.
“As a thank you for the first 20 new or renewing members attending the socials, the center will give two thank you gifts. Each week, gifts are underwritten by different center sponsors. For the first social, Christopher’s Old World Deli & Catering and Clocktower Records provided the gifts. Their businesses are located just a few doors down from the center. They wanted to be part of the membership drive and to encourage others in the community to join up.”
The new Prospector Lounge, sponsored by The Union, is located by the main stage at the center and will be the scene for a complimentary drink and refreshments for those new and renewing members.
“Our goal is to make everyone joining us feel that they are part of making the center’s program a success,” Herrin said. “When the center is successful, the community is successful.”
For information about becoming a member or upcoming events, visit the center’s website at http://thecenterforthearts.org or call 530-274-8384.
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