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The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation recently awarded the Riverside Arts Center a $10,000 grant to improve the dance studio in its adjoining Off Center. Among the improvements will be enhanced lighting achieved by restoring the historic art deco fluorescent fixtures, adding circuits and a overhead pipe for theatrical lighting, installation of wooden Venetian blinds, the purchase of tables and finally some appropriate waiting area furniture.
These enhancements will all assist in increasing the usage of the room and therefore our “bottom line.” By increasing our rental revenue we are able to more fully meet our goal of providing a hub for arts and culture in the Ypsilanti area!
The AAACF also provided funding for the purchase of padded chairs for the dance studio back in December and this latest grant dovetails nicely with that. Bravo to the Community Foundation and many thanks to their grant committee.