Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood has completed the second phase of its renovation project, made possible by over $5.3 million raised from the community toward a $6.7 million capital campaign goal.
On Thursday, March 10, they celebrated the newly renovated “Music & Creative Arts Therapies Building,” formerly known as “the Armory.” The event included Mayor Meghan George, County Councilman Dale Miller, Senator Nickie Antonio, as well as donors and campaign volunteers, and featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony, as well as a tour of the completed project.
The public fundraising for the project began with a campaign called “Raise the Roof,” on March 10, 2020, and continued with a celebration of the first completed phase, of the renovated Fowler-Spellman Education Wing, on March 10, 2021.
“So many thoughtful and generous people have come together to make this these renovations possible, which provide greater ADA accessibility, energy efficiency, and functionality,” says President and CEO Lucinda Einhouse.
Design and construction partners for the project are Bialosky Cleveland and Turner Construction. Bialosky Cleveland’s previous designs include the Edgewater Beach House and American Greetings Headquarters. Turner Construction’s work can be seen at Playhouse Square and the Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Clinic Health Education Campus.