We are tremendously excited to be participating in this wonderful event. This is our first official Open House so our studio will be completely set up for your sniffing and shopping pleasure!!
Residents of Euclid and its surrounding communities are invited to visit the city’s historic Shore Cultural Centre on May 15, 2010, for an Open House to celebrate Shore’s “comeback” as a destination for arts, culture, entertainment and education.
From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., patrons will have the opportunity to experience the following:
Artist/Artisan Exhibits • Fun Entertainment • Refreshments • Face Painting • Tours of the Building • Meet Shore’s Resident Artists, Musicians, Teachers/Instructors, Culinary Students and Other Tenants • See a Euclid Fire Truck • Visit With a Euclid Police K-9 Dog • Dine From a Limited Menu Offered by the Euclid Culinary School (one of Shore’s full-time tenants) • Talk With Shore’s Management, Board Members and Volunteers.
Following the conclusion of the Open House, Shore Cultural Centre will feature a very special Music Recital in the building’s famed auditorium, home to the Euclid Symphony Orchestra, and often considered one of the best acoustical auditoriums in the country. The recital will feature performances by a number of Shore’s instrumental students and their instructors, as well as a dance recital from long-time tenant Lakeshore Dance. This event, as well as the entire Open House, is free to the public.
Under the leadership of building manager Laura Kidder from Coral Management Company and her staff, Shore Cultural Centre has made many improvements over the course of the last year. Most notably, the company drafted a Five Year Strategic Plan for Shore that provides not only a management, financial, capital, programming and marketing blueprint for the future, but a re-branding and community-centric approach that is backed by comprehensive research and the input of many local stakeholders.
In fact, on April 5, 2010, a resolution was passed unanimously by Euclid City Council to approve and accept the plan to guide future decisions related to the management, operation, governance, leasing, programming, maintenance and capital improvements to Shore Cultural Centre during the five year plan period. In a written statement, Euclid Mayor Bill Cervenik noted, “Through Coral’s leadership and hard work, the Shore building is performing better financially, and looks better than it has in years. Coral’s work at Shore has been very successful and we look forward to expanding our public-private partnership with them.”
Shore Cultural Centre’s Mission Statement is, “To provide transformative, dynamic, and high quality arts, cultural, and lifelong learning experiences that build community, enhance quality of life, and strengthen Euclid and Northeast Ohio.”