Transformations

Here are the chronicles of the changes that took place at the arts center. Some have been critical structural issues; some have been rehabilitative, some have been painstakingly slow - all were challenging.

The heartbeat of the Fountain Arts Center is about transformation - change through creativity. Our building project is a vivid illustration of how a structure, a community, and a person can be transformed by care and creative expression.

These pictures and testimonials detail the impact of The Fountain Arts Center.


Roof Repair and Replacement
At the end of 2000, a might wind blew a 20' x 70' section of the tin roof off the Fountain Arts Center building -- exposing the faulty orgininal roof. In the summer of 2001, the corrugated tin and wood roof was removed and the original roof replaced.

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The Community Room 
 In January of 2001, the directors of the Fountain Arts Center began the task of creating a gallery and class space The Community Room, as it is called today, was originally the first bank in Belmont. The white door behind the ladder is actually the vault of that bank.
 
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The Net 
After the Belmont Video and Game Room closed its operation in 2005, The Fountain Arts Center decided to address its need for more class space and a performance area by creating The Net. The Net opened for service in March 2006.  The cost of the renovations was covered in part by New York Main St. Grant funds, a legislative initiative by the late New York State Senator Patricia McGee, private investment, and donations.  Our directors are grateful to all who brought this storefront to life.


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