Academy Center of the Arts1From the Academy Center of the Arts:  Today the Academy announced its new name, Academy Center of the Arts, and unveiled a new website, ” The decision for this name change comes from a desire to more clearly articulate to the general public who we are and what we do ,” said Academy Executive Director Geoffrey Kershner. “Our new brand sends the message of energy, accessibility and inclusion. Our website is now .org instead of .com, to illustrate our dedication to service. We are first and foremost here to make our community a better place, serving our fellow citizens through arts and culture.”

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The new Academy brand brings emphasis to the core purpose of the organization. The Academy Center for the Arts is a place for community building, with facilities and offerings that include the performing arts, the visual arts, pottery, education and outreach. This name also prepares us for a future when we will be a multi-theatre facility with the addition of the historic Academy Theatre.

“The word ‘center’ should be at the heart of how the Academy identifies itself moving forward,” said Kershner. “We are the center of arts activity in our community and we are a center for public gathering and most importantly, community building.”