Mayor presents check to The Arts Center

Submitted photo Elkins Mayor Van Broughton presents The Arts Center’s Executive Director Kurt Barkley with a check from the city of Elkins for $5,000.

ELKINS — Elkins Mayor Van Broughton presented The Arts Center’s Executive Director Kurt Barkley with a check from the city of Elkins for $5,000.

“We really appreciate all the things you do for the children of Randolph County, and all the work you do for the arts,” said Broughton.

“We’re extremely grateful for the city’s support, both financially as well as the recognition of what we provide the region’s children and all of our citizens,” said Barkley. “Just this week, we began our first major fundraising drive in several years, and this is a great way to start.”

The Arts Center’s fundraising drive will provide funding for the Center’s various programs as well as upkeep and maintenance on the organization’s two properties.

“We have our main structure(s) in the former St. Brendan’s Church, and we also have the house across Park Street, the One Park Street Studio, which has our pottery and stained glass studios,” Barkley said. “Both properties are very sound structurally, and perfect for our programs, but they are aging and require more and more care as time goes by. Keeping our buildings in the best shape we can is one of the priorities of our current fundraising drive.”

The Randolph County Community Arts center is committed to the accommodation of all persons with disabilities. Specially-designated parking spaces are conveniently located behind the office, facing Elkins City Park. For more information or to inquire about accessibility options we provide, please contact us at 304-637-2355.

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