Ponchatoula’s Twin Steeples arts center to officially open Dec. 30

PONCHATOULA, La. (WVUE) - It’s a project that’s been years in the making but starting at the end of this week Ponchatoula will finally become home to a new regional arts center.

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The Twin Steeple Creative Arts Center will host its official grand opening Thurs., Dec. 30 at 6 p.m., bringing to life a vision from its late founder Harry Gabriel, who felt remodeling the two-century-old churches near Ponchatoula’s downtown into a center for the arts was a way to preserve these buildings and give them life for years to come. The center will be home to art displays, musical and dramatic performances, and more regularly scheduled programs.

“After months of fundraising, planning, and our very successful Soft Opening, it is finally time to officially open the doors to the public,” said Erin Wallace, Executive Director of Twin Steeples.

The event is scheduled at 6 p.m. featuring musical performances by Avery Meyers and T.J. Barends in Gallery 1893 and dancers Cassidy Fulmer and Mercedez Mize in Gallery 1901. Also, in both galleries, artwork by Matthew Moore and photography by Robby Klein will be on display.

After an official ribbon-cutting at 6:30 p.m., the group Innovative Soul will give a performance on the plaza stage.

“The Board and I are very proud to bring Harry Gabriel’s vision to life and look forward to a bright future for Twin Steeples,” explained President Kim Zabbia.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact Executive Director, Erin Wallace, at ewallace@twinsteeples.org or visit twinsteeples.org.

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