Important Message About Upcoming ARCA Events in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated: Mar 29

March 17, 2020

To Friends, Patrons and Members of our valued ARCA Family, The health and safety of our Members, Patrons, guest artists and Red Brick Gallery customers are of paramount importance to us. For the past several days, we have been considering carefully and closely monitoring the COVID-19 virus pandemic recommendations of the Center for Disease Control, the President’s Task Force and Governor Tom Wolf’s office. In the face of the current pandemic and in the best interest of everyone involved, ARCA’s Board has made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone all events through the end of May.

This also applies to the Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop hours and guest artist exhibits, including the student exhibit of the Allegheny-Clarion Valley Schools.

The performances canceled include:

· April 4 – Lisa Bleil and Friends – Jazz Ballads to 80’s Dance Songs

· April 28 – FAST TRACK – Star-Studded Bluegrass Veteran “Super-Group”

· May 3 – Deanna Witkowski – SoulSongs: Crossing Boundaries from Chopin to Cole Porter

· May 17 –Ken Double & Tenor, Daniel Mata - Wurlitzer Organ DOUBLE Duo

We are deeply saddened not to be able to share these unique music and art experiences with you over the next two months, and particularly at a time when we all need its power, healing and inspiration more than ever. In mid-May, we will reevaluate recommendations from the health professionals mentioned above and proceed based on the best information available, regarding resuming ARCA’s Summer schedule of concerts and gallery exhibits.

We anticipate rescheduling all four concerts later this season or in the Spring of 2021 and will announce dates as soon as we are able. Please note that all phone reservations that have been made will be cancelled and anyone who has purchased tickets online will be receiving a refund.

Each and every one of you is precious to us. Please take extra care of yourselves and your loved ones in the coming weeks, and continue to check the websites for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the PA Department of Health, for the latest information and recommendations on stopping the spread of COVID-19.

We sincerely appreciate your understanding as we work through this uncharted territory together. We look forward to sharing performances with you again very soon as we emerge healthy and eager for the spiritual enrichment that live music performances and art exhibits provide.

Sincere wishes for your protection, health and safety,

Warmest regards,

John Soroka

Executive Director and the Board of the Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts


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