PAC Grand Opening Set for December 3rd
Last Updated on Nov 4, 2022 at 9:22am | Arts & Culture
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A grand opening for the new Performing Arts Center at Garrett College has been scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on December 3, 2022.
The PAC, which was jointly funded by the State of Maryland and Garrett County Government, opened in October and has been ramping up its schedule. The Garrett Lakes Arts Festival has a series of events scheduled in November and December, and the Garrett County Arts Council is currently showing works by its first featured artist — painter Robert Yonke — in the PAC’s Art Gallery.
Meanwhile, both Northern Garrett and Southern Garrett high schools have scheduled their first PAC performances in November and December, respectively.
“It’s an exciting time,” said Mary Mateer Cummings, the PAC’s executive director. “We’re looking forward to the grand opening, where we can recognize the state and county for funding this incredible facility.”
Sen. George Edwards and Delegate Wendel Beitzel — who played key roles in acquiring more than $17 million in state funding — will both be featured speakers at the grand opening. The Garrett County commissioners, who provided more than $4 million in local funding, will also be recognized at the event.
“Our legislators and commissioners made this facility possible,” said Don Morin, chair of the Garrett College Board of Trustees. “We want to be able to recognize them, as well as provide local residents an opportunity to see the PAC.”
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