All Stark Cultural Venues Closed and Events Canceled

All Stark Cultural Venues Closed and Events Canceled

in Arts/Coronavirus Updates/Events

After careful consideration, the Stark Museum of Art, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center and the W.H. Stark House are to close beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and will remain closed until further notice. This includes general admission and all venue offices including The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation. All special programming and events scheduled at Stark Cultural Venues will be canceled through May 1, 2020.

Tad McKee, CEO of The Nelda C. and H. J. Lutcher Stark Foundation said, “Our highest priority is the health and well-being of our community and employees. We want to be responsible and help keep our patrons, staff, and volunteers healthy.” The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation is monitoring the progress of the Covid-19 virus and following the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will update as needed. Stark Cultural Venues staff are saddened to close the doors to such a wonderful and supportive community but want to do what is best for everyone.”

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Cancellations for Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center:
-Spring Into Nature Camp – March 17-19
-Saturday Adventure Series: Incredible Adaptations – March 21
-Bird Watching Wednesdays – March 25, April 8 & 22
-Saturday Adventure Series: Trash to Treasure – March 28
-Up Close with Nature – March 28
-Saturday Adventure Series: Cooking with Chef Soleil – April 4
-Saturday Adventure Series: Bark Art – April 11
-EcoFest and Butterfly Release – April 18
-Saturday Adventure Series: Hop, Ribbit, Splash – April 25
-Up Close with Nature – April 25

Cancellations for W.H. Stark House:
-Second Friday & Saturday Tours – March 13-14
-Second Friday & Saturday Tours – April 10-11
-Art in the Park 1st Floor Tours – April 4
-Chapter One: Literature & Legacy at the W.H. Stark House – April 16
Postponed for a later date:
Stark Reading Contest County Final

Cancellations for the Stark Museum of Art:
-CREATE! Workshop: Glazing Pottery – March 14
-Spring Break Doodle Days – March 17-20
-Drawing Teacher Workshop – March 27
-Lunch & Look Drawn to Horses: Ila Mcafee – March 28
-Follow the Line Juried Student Art Reception & Awards – April 1
-SMA Playdate: Let’s Build – April 3
-Afterschool Art (9th – 12th) Drawing Realistic Hands – April 7, 1, 21, 28, May 5
-Easter Face Painting – April 10
-CREATE! Workshop: 3D Pop Art Portraits – April 25
-SMA Playdate: Let’s Play with Clay – May 1
Postponed for a later date:
Adult Studio Workshop: Pottery Wheel Basics

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