Broken Arrow leaders were excited on Wednesday to hold the groundbreaking for the city’s new Center for Arts, Innovation and Creativity.
The 15,500 square foot facility is being built at 3rd and Main, right in the heart of the popular Rose District.
Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond says the only thing that was ‘must’ for him was for it to be open in the evenings.
“We need something for our citizens to do. We need activity on Main Street. We need people to be able to, after they’ve gone and had dinner, to stop by the Creative Arts Center and be able to do things,” Thurmond said.
Those things right now include pottery making, and glass blowing, art galleries and a Kristin Chenoweth After School Arts program, to name just a few of the ideas they’ve been talking about.
Completion is set for fall of 2021.
The $4.7 million project is being funded by a combination of sales taxes, bonds, and Vision 2025 money.