Cobblestone Arts Center is excited to announce the construction of additional space, expected to begin this Spring.
The addition will consist of three classrooms, two bathrooms, and a larger multipurpose space to accommodate
the rapidly growing visual and performing arts program. Currently, the center provides services for students with disabilities, space for community gatherings, teen work programs, and is a haven for artists and performers.
When asked about the influx of students, Director Lorene Benson stated, “Students can’t wait to come here. What we do in this program is incredibly unique; it’s tremendously engaging and ultimately allows students to express themselves and communicate in new ways.”
Cobblestone is no stranger to expanding their physical structure. The most recent addition of the theatre was completed in March 2017. The elegant space holds up to 120 patrons and the stage is home to a multitude of local performers (Rochester City Ballet, Incandescent Dance, The Cobblestone Players, Kasha Davis...). Prior to that, several other expansions took place which added on to the charismatic farmhouse that was once the original structure.
The new space will not only be functional, but aesthetically appealing, including large windows and a deck to overlook the pond. Cobblestone is grateful for Dave Hanlon’s architectural work and his mindful attention to detail.
Cobblestone Arts Center is a community art center offering an arts-based dayhab program for adults with disabilities; community classes in theatre, music, and dance; and a theatre space for live performances. Founded in 1983, Cobblestone has always been inclusive of all ages and abilities. This non-profit organization receives support from the Grover-Crask Foundation, Golisano Foundation, United Way, Canandaigua National Bank,
Morrell Builders, and RS Signature Kitchens.
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