Surrey Celebrates Newton Cultural Centre Opening
October 20, 2010
Surrey, BC – The City of Surrey officially opened the Newton Cultural Centre yesterday.
The City of Surrey provided $1.5 million to renovate the decommissioned Fire Hall #10 and turn it into the new Newton Cultural Centre. The Interiors of the Cultural Centre create a Gallery for local visual artists, a black box studio for performing arts rehearsals, a large multi-purpose room for meetings and various offices and support spaces. The new centre is 6 times the size of the former Arts Council space.
“The arts provide significant contributions to the economic and social well-being of Surrey,” says Mayor Dianne Watts. “This spectacular facility will be the hub for Arts programs in Newton, and it will foster new creativity within our thriving arts community.”
“With the expanded art space now available for the Arts Council, it provides the opportunity for new community programs and events.” said Councillor Judy Villeneuve, Chair of the Public Art Advisory Committee.
The evening’s program also included a fire show, the unveiling of Public Art titled “Dancing Tower” by artists, Claudia Cuesta and Bill Baker, and a performance from the Surrey Celebration Dance Team.
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