YARMOUTH –The Cultural Center of Cape Cod in Yarmouth is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in the New Year.
Plans are underway to mark the occasion on February 10 with a party, music and food, as well as an exhibit to celebrate the accomplishments that were made for the past decade.
“The last decade has been a period of astonishing growth and involvement in the community,” said Associate Director Lauren Wolk. “It has been absolutely wonderful and we are so looking forward to the next decade.”
The former home of the Bass River Savings Bank, the brick building stood vacant for 17 years when residents came up with enough money to renovate the facility.
The building had water issues, mould and falling plaster and needed new plumbing, electrical and heating and air conditioning.
After $750,000 of renovation work was put into the building, the doors re-opened to the public in early 2007 and the Cultural Center has played host to a number of events and community gatherings, averaging 1,500 uses a year.
“There is great need on the Cape for arts and culture all over the place and we just help to fill that need,” said Wolk.
The Center’s Education Wing opened earlier this year after the older building which used to house the local Owl Club, was torn down in 2013.
The new Wing features a pottery studio, a large space for activities and state-of-the-art media equipment.
By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter