Arts Center-Coming Soon
cultural Arts center information
Progress continues to be made on the new Library and Arts Center project. The much anticipated project will consist of a two-story Library and one-story Arts Center which will share an adjoining outdoor paseo. The facility designs have been finalized and approved, with the City Council authorizing staff to solicit bids for the construction of the project at the September 18, 2018 City Council Meeting. This contract is scheduled to be awarded later this year, with groundbreaking to follow. Completion of the project is anticipated to take place in Summer 2020.
Additionally, at the September 18 meeting, the City Council selected the name "Yorba Linda Cultural Arts Center" for the Arts Center after a naming process that involved community feedback and a recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Commission. The "Virginia DeLand Theater" was also selected as the name for the Art Center's Black Box Theater, which will be posthumously named in honor of the founding Director of the Yorba Linda Civic Light Opera.
The new Cultural Arts Center will be approximately 13,000 square feet and will include a Black Box Theater, Green Room, Dance Studio, Gallery Space, and Arts Studio, and will share outdoor seating throughout the landscaped paseo, which runs between the new Library and Arts Center, as well as a small Event Meadow grass area. The Arts Center will be operated by the Parks and Recreation Department and will offer a variety of adult and youth classes and programs such as dance, exercise, drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, theater, and music and voice lessons. The Black Box Theater is anticipated to be a popular venue for rehearsals and performances, which will include a green room for performers that will double as a music studio. The Arts Center will be used by local community groups and non-profit organizations to host theater productions, public art exhibits, art festivals, and other special events.
For additional information on the Library and Cultural Arts Center, visit the project website.