Twin Falls Center for the Arts in Twin Falls, ID
The curtain was raised on a brand new performing arts center in Twin Falls.
Twin Falls Center for the Arts
Twin Falls Center for the Arts, opened in 2010 inside The Pinnacle, which houses several business offices, a restaurant and space for the Magic Valley Arts Council-operated arts center. The council's previous headquarters were in a rented building at 132 Main Ave. S.
"We needed to move for awhile and were initially looking at a couple of historic sites that are available throughout the Twin Falls community," says Stacy Madsen, executive director of the arts council. "But the people affiliated with The Pinnacle offered us a very reasonable deal at the new site."
The site at River Vista Place overlooks the picturesque Snake River Canyon.
"We now have 5,000 square feet of space as well as access to much more space when needed," Madsen says. "The center features a theater that can accommodate either row-seating or tables for dinner performances, plus we can host band concerts, art classes, literary workshops and anything else related to the arts."
The location is just down the road from an outdoor sculpture called The Twins, which the Magic Valley Arts Council helped bring to fruition in Twin Falls. Coeur d'Alene artist David Clemmons was commissioned to sculpt the artwork and unveiled his masterpiece in April 2008.
The sculpture, which shows two women seemingly soaring out of the canyon rock and heading skyward, is at the Perrine Bridge Trail View Point, just a short walk from where the new arts center will be situated.
"A lot is happening with regard to the arts in the Twin Falls region these days," Madsen says. "A big reason is that this community appreciates the important role that the arts can play in everyday life."
Read more about the Twin Falls, ID arts.