After more than a year of construction, the newly revamped Palos Verdes Art Center will open to the public for an open house on Sunday.
The art center, which was temporarily housed in the Promenade mall during construction, has returned to its normal location at the intersection of Crestridge Road and Crenshaw Boulevard in Rancho Palos Verdes.
The $5 million remodel of the art center and the Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education was officially unveiled on March 16 during a sold out opening night gala. This weekend marks the first time the center will welcome in the general public.
The community open house will run from noon until 3 p.m. Sunday and feature live ceramics and glass blowing demonstrations as well as multiple food trucks with food for purchase.
In addition, the open house will feature a new exhibit presented by the California Art Club titled "Then and Now: One Hundred Years of California Impressionism."
According to its newsletter, the the Palos Verdes Art Center is celebrating its 80th year in Palos Verdes and has prided itself on providing art classes, workshops, exhibitions and education programs to the community.
The art center is entirely supported by private donations from the community. An 80th Anniversary fundraising campaign is currently just $200,000 shy of meeting a goal of $5.5 million.
For more information on the new center, visit the Palos Verdes Art Center Website.