Waterfront Designs, Art & Music Featured at Redwood Curtain During August Arts Alive!
Redwood Curtain was bustling during August’s Arts Alive! In addition to the usual art and music on hand, the theatre also hosted the City of Eureka’s C to F Street Design Charrette.
During the week, representatives from Redwood Curtain participated in the Charrette since the parcel of land is directly across the street from the theatre. “At the first Charrette meeting we heard the City wanted to display the design ideas during Arts Alive!,” said Redwood Curtain Artistic Director Clint Rebik. “Since you could look at the property from our doorway, we were happy to be be able to offer our space for the display.”
More than a dozen design concepts were on display throughout the theatre space. In addition to theatre and arts spaces, the designs included everything from hotels to beer gardens to ice skating rinks to green space to retail stores and many, many other things.
“I am very impressed with the city’s commitment to hearing public input,” said Redwood Curtain Executive Director Peggy Metzger, who attended a Wednesday design session. ” The whole process was very open and collaborative. Of course, what will eventually be there will depend on a lot of things, but to experience ten relative strangers sitting around a table, with an architect, envisioning a community dream of what that space could be was really incredible.”
From six to nine Saturday night, the public was able to review the designs that were created on Wednesday and Thursday. They could also talk with one of the architects and leave comments about what they liked and/or didn’t like about the designs.
“Given the Redwood Curtain board met just last week to plan our next three to five years, it was great to have the opportunity to participate in the Charrette,” said Redwood Curtain Board President Jeff Adams. “In the history presentation about the site, we learned that theatre has long been a part of what’s on that land. Redwood Curtain would be honored to continue that tradition if the public decides a theatre and arts complex should have a home there.”
In addition to the waterfront designs, the gallery in Redwood Curtain’s lobby featured art form Libby Yee. Entertainment for the evening’s visitors was provided by guitarists Sage Roberts and Dash Rowe, who played a mix of original songs and covers.
To learn more about the City’s C to F Street Design Charrette check out these articles in the Times-Standard and Lost Coast Outpost as well as the City’s press release.