ROCKFORD, Mich.—A new arts center is now open in Rockford.
Business owner Meg Frantz is temporarily donating the space at 52 Courtland until she makes a decision on what to do with the downtown facility. Frantz also owns Bow Dacious Designs at 27 N. Main Street.
Creative Art Center-Rockford has named the facility "Arts Rockford!" The building, which opened Sept. 2, includes an office, art gallery and space for meetings, events and potential art classes.
“Meg is a great friend and a huge supporter of the arts,” said Creative Art Center-Rockford Executive Director Linda Humbert. “She called and asked me, ‘What can I do to help?’ Being able to open a temporary facility downtown right now is a wonderful opportunity for our organization to be able to connect with the community as we work through our separation with the city government.”