Rutherford Arts Alliance Meets 4PM This Tuesday

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What's happening with the proposed two new state of the art performance theaters, the adjoining outside amphitheater and the local history museum? Find out at the RUTHERFORD ARTS ALLIANCE meeting 4:00 to 5:00PM this coming Tuesday evening (7/9/2019) at Murfreesboro Little Theatre (MLT).

MLT is the log cabin theater at 702 Ewing Boulevard, near MTSU. Did you realize that this group is now in their 57th season? In fact, some of the MLT thespians will offer a short program.

In addition, Tuesday afternoon's gathering will feature an update on Alliance activities, introduction of the new board, art related announcements and a time to fellowship. Bring flyers and business cards, as there will be a CREATIVE CONNECTION TABLE.

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And while we're telling you about Rutherford Arts Alliance programs, local artist Lisa Sims will teach a color mixing and color theory class from 1:00 to 4:00PM on Saturday, August 3, 2019, in MTSU's Todd Hall Art Building (Room 236). There is a $25 fee for RAA members, and $50 for non-members. Reserve your space by mailing a check to the Rutherford Arts Alliance, 115 Front Street, Smyrna, TN 37167.

You might want to put the following RAA meetings on your calendar:

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  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 (4:00PM) at MTSU's Science Building. It is hosted by the School of Concrete and Construction Management.
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (5:00PM) at the Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center (100 Sam Ridley Parkway East; Smyrna, TN).

Part of the plans call for a 35-acre Middle Tennessee Arts and Performance Center that hopefully will be near the interstate. Initial architectural renderings show the local center to be larger than TPAC in Nashville.

The facility will have two indoor performance theaters. One is a 3,500 seat auditorium as well as an adjacent 1,500 seat facility. The auditoriums will also be used by schools as their place for high school graduations.

In addition, there will be a massive outdoor amphitheater along with an art gallery and museum.

In recent months, approximately a growing number of community volunteers have attended meetings, contributed ideas and experience, and participated in establishing the alliance as a 501(c)(3) entity.

"Rutherford Arts Alliance is not just an organization, it's a movement," said Andrea Loughry. "It's a call for community change. We've long identified as a growing county that works for great schools, infrastructure, and commerce. It's time for us to prioritize our unique identity as a thriving cultural community that benefits local business, tourism, and our quality of life."

For more information, contact Ginny Togrye at 615-403-7161 or rucoartstn@gmail.com.

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