Reader: Parker arts center is town money well-spent
Yesterday one reader stopped to give thanks for a facility we named Best New Building in the Suburbs in the Best of Denver 2012: the Parker Arts, Culture and Events center, otherwise known as PACE. The facility, which opened in the fall of 2011, includes a theater, an auditorium, a media lab, an art gallery and a dance studio. Done by Denver's Semple Brown Design, the smart-looking structure is as much a work of art as the events and productions it now hosts. This weekend, those shows will include a Colorado Symphony performance as well as a John Denver tribute.
- PACE: Denver's Best New Building in the Suburbs
- PACE: John Denver tribute
This is an example of well-spent town council fund. The cost is reasonable, the building is simple and non-extravagant, and it brings a substantial benefit to a small, rural town. I wonder how long it took to build this multi-purpose theatre? Did all the heavy equipment involved disrupt the daily lives of the town? Are they now able to make profit from the building of this beautiful structure? Seeing as it is in a rural town, it would be a waste if not many people utilize this beautiful facility. Perhaps this article should be boosted with a short description of the impact of this facility in the society.
Have you been to the Parker facility? What has its impact been on the area?