The celebration is Thur., Feb. 28 at 5:00 p.m. People can tour the building and eat some chili. Then, there will be trolley rides to ArtSpace, where people can view a new art exhibit featuring local artists.
$4.5 million have been invested in remodeling the Italian Renaissance Building that formerly served as the Shreveport Central Fire Station.
The City of Shreveport allowed SRAC to move in after its former building burned down in Aug. of 2009 because of an arsonist.
The Central Art Station will serve as a hub for artists. In August, Moonbot Studio's Academy Award Winner William Joyce will partner with the Educational Foundation of America to donate to SRAC an 18 ft. digitally animated Dalmation named "Art". There will be a wall with donors and when you press the donor's name, a spot or dot will light up on the dog. To purchase a dot, it's a donation of $101. The proceeds will help SRAC keep its doors open. The non-profit is also renovating the tower behind the building. It will house an artist working in the area. The tower is expected to be finished by August as well.