Friday, March 28, 2014

Armory Art Center to offer classes at Lake Worth site |

This is a great use of a dogeared facility. I was just there last night for a presentation on the Park of Commerce. I hope that they are able to secure grant to do the necessary improvements to the building. If there was a photography class offered there, I think that I would take it. Now we have to find some sort of use for the area that used to be the shuffleboard courts. It is looking rather sad. Click title for link to article.
 “Lake Worth has a rich history in the arts and also a very current interest in local artists,” said Talya Lerman, the Armory Arts Center’s director of education. She noted that the center is just east of 12 recently completed town homes along Lucerne Avenue and North F Street that are intended to be used as live-work spaces for artists, with studios downstairs and living quarters upstairs.

“We look forward to working with local artists and increasing our student base and providing arts and enrichment,” Lerman said.

And CRA executive director Joan Oliva said the agency hopes the center “will really help revitalize this area and create an opportunity or us to do even more economic development on the west side (of downtown). It’s also a good opportunity for us to engage the artists we have here and also the youth of our community.”