Pearson Lakes Art Center To Begin Reopening Monday (June 8th)

Fri 6-5-2020

(Okoboji)-- The Pearson Lakes Art Center will begin its reopening process this coming Monday, June 8th. Bob Kirschbaum, PLAC Executive Director, says some special precautions will be in place...Kirschbaum01 

"We're recommending that people wear face masks, they're not required. We're asking everybody to follow the recommended social distancing of atleast six feet. We'll have hand sanitizer all around for everybody's convenience. The one nice thing about coming to the Pearson Lakes Art Center is we have spacious galleries so you can come and practice safe distancing while still being sociable. And so we feel that we're going to offer a safe environment for everyone. We really feel that coming to the art center is the perfect place, is the perfect remedy your mental and your emotional health, coming and visiting the art center."

Kirschbaum says all performing arts events for the month of June have been rescheduled. The dates can be found on on the PLAC website. He adds they're working on scheduling atleast one special event later this month...Kirschbaum02 

"It's not official yet but we're looking on the 25th of June to do an event outside and we feel it's a great opportunity. So tentatively mark your calendars to keep the 25th in the evening open and we'll be getting more details out here in the next week or so. But we're still planning on some great shows coming up here in July and August and we've talked about the opportunity if we have to to move it outside. We have a spacious parking lot and we have a beautiful campus. So if nothing else we'll move some of our events outside where people can be safe. That's our first priority, we want to keep everybody safe, but we want people to have the opportunity to get together."

Kirschbaum says phase one of education youth classes will also begin Monday (June 8th) with limited class sizes and online registration only. He says open studio hours will be held Thursday from 5:00 until 9:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm with safety measures in place.

Kirschbaum says the Art Smart gallery will remain closed for now.