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My Town: New art center opens in Rockford
My Town: New art center opens in Rockford

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.”

Creative Art Center-Rockford will celebrate its new home with a grand opening Saturday, Sept. 6.  The event will include refreshments, live music from the Rogue Brass and Rogue Grass and Rockford Community Band, and information on how to support the arts.

Creative Art Center-Rockford is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation that supports a variety of area art groups, including Rockford Community Band, the Rockford Community Orchestra, the Rogue River Community Theatre Company, Rockford Ballet, the Rockford Community Choir, the North Kent Camera Club and Plein Air Rockford. Creative Art Center-Rockford is funded in part by the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.  

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