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Renovation Celebration Block Party

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Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 5:00pm

3rd Street between Pine and Spring Streets between 5 and 7:30 p.m. FREE ADMISSION.

Celebrate the recent renovation of Reg Lenna Center for The Arts with a free block party before An Evening with Paula Poundstone!

Live music! Beer, wine and soda for sale including brews from Southern Tier Brewing Company's tap truck. Food for sale from 3C's Catering and Siri Thai food truck.

Tours of the newly renovated facilities will be given at 5, 5:30, 6 and 6:30 p.m. Patrons are asked to meet under the Reg Lenna awning for tours.

The renovation of Reg Lenna Center for The Arts included complete overhauls of seven spaces including lobby-concessions-box office, 3rd on 3rd Gallery, Bill's Place - home of the 1878 Buffalo Bill Billboard, WRFA offices and studios, administrative offices, a Pre-Function space and library and a Media Arts Studio.

$1.5 million in funds were secured through Governor Cuomo's Downtown Revitalization Initiative for the project. Local support included $1.5 million from Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation, $900,000 from the Gebbie Foundation; and $850,000 from the Lenna Foundation. The final funding gap of $216,469 was awarded by Chautauqua Region Community Foundation last May in its largest single grant in history.