Foxburg: From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts closely monitored the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control, the President’s Task Force and Governor Tom Wolf’s office. The health and safety of its Members, patrons, performers and Red Brick Gallery customers and artists are of paramount importance to ARCA.
To protect its constituencies in the face of the pandemic, ARCA cancelled five Lincoln Hall concerts from April 4 to June 6 as well as the Red Brick Gallery openings of the student art exhibit from Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School and the first gallery exhibition.
On May 29, 2020 Clarion, Venango and adjacent counties in northern Pennsylvania moved into the Green Zone. After carefully considering the status of the virus in our region and the PA Green reopening guidelines from Governor Tom Wolf’s office, ARCA’s Board of Directors determined that it would resume its 2020 concerts and Red Brick Gallery season in late June/July.
Compliant with PA Green guidelines, the Red Brick Gallery opened its Image and Word: A Fanciful Journey exhibit on June 27, running Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 PM through Sunday, August 2. On Sunday, July 12 at 2:00 PM pianist Nathan Carterette will perform a Beethoven 250th Birthday concert in Lincoln Hall. Other concerts scheduled through the end of 2020 will take place reliant on CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines.
ARCA is incorporating the following procedures based on requirements for reopening PA businesses in the Green Zone.
• Temperatures of performers, employees and volunteers will be taken before concerts.
• Please refrain from attending if you are ill.
• Masks are required for patrons for entrance and to be worn inside.
• Hand sanitizer will be available.
• Concert patrons are required to sign a waiver before entering.
• Waivers will be provided at the door or may be downloaded online at website: www.alleghenyriverstone.org, printed and brought to the concert.
• Patrons will enter socially distanced.
• Seating will be 50% of occupancy.
• Patrons will be seated according to socially distanced guidelines.
• Families and groups may be seated together.
• Because seating is limited, reservations are recommended: 724-659-3153.
• Patrons with reservations will be assigned reserved seats in hall quadrants.
• Walk-ins are welcome if socially distanced seating remains.
• Tickets may be purchased online: www.alleghenyriverstone.org or Cash/Check at door
Each and every ARCA family member is precious.
For those unable to attend because of health concerns, concerts will be recorded for later broadcast on ARCA’s Youtube channel, dates to be announced.
Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts sincerely appreciates the public’s cooperation as we work through this uncharted territory together. ARCA looks forward to sharing inspiring music and art with its appreciative audiences again and providing the personal and spiritual enrichment that LIVE performances and art exhibits offer.
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