ROCHESTER -- Studley's Flower Gardens recently presented a donation of $1,000 to the Rochester Opera House in support of its new Performance and Arts Center. In addition to the donation, Studley's committed 10 percent of all future sales driven by the Opera House, via a web link.
The Rochester Opera House Performance and Arts Center, located on North Main Street in Rochester, is a new venue which combines versatile studio and performance spaces, an art gallery, and comprehensive arts and educational programs for adults, teens and young children in a convenient, comfortable and supportive environment.
Donors are challenging others in the community to also support the initiative, in an effort to help revitalize the downtown.
"Studley's is a proud, longtime supporter of the Rochester Opera House and its commitment to arts in Rochester," said Molly Meulenbroek, owner of Studley's Flower Gardens. "As a downtown business committed to supporting efforts to create a vibrant downtown, we look forward to the addition of a community art space on North Main Street."
"Sponsorships from businesses and corporations, and memberships remain crucial to the continued growth and success of the new Performance and Arts Center. We thank Studley's Flower Gardens for their generosity and support in this great effort." said Anthony Ejarque, executive director and producer at ROH.
The Rochester Opera House Performance and Arts Center's mission is to make the arts accessible to all members of the community. The Center's lobby includes a premier art gallery with rotating exhibits, curated by the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts. Future plans for the Center include theater, music and art classes; state-of-the-art recording studios; and entertainment spaces.
For more information about the Rochester Opera House Performance and Arts Center, visit rochesteroperahouse.com.