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TFAC holds public grand opening to celebrate completion of outdoor campus

Published 8:15pm Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tryon Fine Arts Center officially began the renovation of the campus last summer. The master site plan developed by Innocenti & Webel, emphasizes the beauty of the view and slope of the land with the practical purpose of providing easy access to events for patrons of the Arts Center.  All work was completed using existing funding and executed by local businesses whenever possible. Grading and paving was done by Hyder, stone walls were constructed by Terry Hudson, Saluda Forge installed the wrought iron railings, Mosseller Construction did the concrete work and Thompson Landscaping planted the sod, flowers, shrubs and trees.

“Last year we were struggling with a piece of property that was difficult for our patrons to maneuver  and houses that were underused and in need of major work,” says Executive Director Beth Child. “This year we’re excited to have an open and beautiful space that’s accessible to all.  We hope everyone will help us celebrate this Sunday afternoon!”

Tryon Fine Arts Center, opened in 1969, is a nonprofit organization that has provided opportunities and facilities for the Carolina Foothills community in order to advance experience and participation in the arts.

For more information on the Sunday’s grand opening, call 828-859-8322.

– article submitted by Marianne Carruth

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