The Lone Tree Arts Center is closed this week due to economic effects felt by COVID-19, the city announced.
The closure is the first time the arts center has had to close since reopening in July. The arts center has been hosting in-person, socially-distanced shows in limited capacity.
The city will place an undisclosed number of Lone Tree Arts Center staff on furlough for 10 days through the end of the calendar year, according to a news release. The arts center will be closed from Sep. 28- Oct. 2.
The arts center’s closure will not impact upcoming events and shows, the release states.
The city cut $10 million from the budget since the pandemic started and canceled most of its capital projects for 2020. The arts center reopened in July after being closed since March.
“These furloughs are by no means a reflection of the Arts Center’s fantastic performance or their immense value to our organization,” City Manager Seth Hoffman said. “We simply need to be extremely judicious with our budget for the remainder of this year, and likely well into next.”
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