Riverside Arts Center (RAC) has announced the purchase of a building at 76 N. Huron Street. The purchase was made from the Downtown Development Association and the City of Ypsilanti.
Riverside Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to provide arts programming to Washtenaw County and Ypsilanti residents. Last year, the organization was granted $450,000 from the State of Michigan and the American Rescue Plan for renovations of the building.
The funds will be used to renovate the third floor of the building, which would allow for RAC to continue to offer and promote arts and cultural programs that engage the community in Washtenaw County and Ypsilanti.
“The exact plans for the third floor renovation are still in discussion but the goal is to expand Riverside Arts Centers programming for both youth and adults,” Operations Manager for RAC, Maggie Spencer said.
Renovations to the third floor of the RAC are projected to be completed by 2025. Even with the renovations being in the works, some new adult and youth programming are expected be able to start up by fall of 2022.
In addition to the third floor renovation, new programming for youth and adults, the summer camp for youth ages 7 through 12, RAC plans to make improvements to the parking lot and the exterior of the building for easier access to visitors.
For more information about RAC and all the programs they have to offer, please visit their website.