Cumberland County Arts & Innovation Center Begins Construction


Good things take time! On January 22, 2016 Cumberland County College and all partner organizations broke ground at the corners of High, Vine and 2nd Streets to begin construction of the 20,000 square foot building that will house a large "Clay College," two galleries, and the entire arts department of the college. Excitement is in the air as the ground is level and waiting for the steel structural pieces to be put into place. The popularity of long-time Clay College at 108 N High Street helped drive the development of the downtown campus building. The ceramics school will relocate to the first floor of the new building with other arts and graphic arts classrooms on the second floor. The vitality of 400 plus students a day will be just the boost the Glasstown Arts District has been looking for. "New investors are calling and visiting the arts district," director Marianne Lods said. "Actually seeing the construction begin encourages both large developers and entrepreneurial individuals to take advantage of buying real estate now before prices go up." The Glasstown Arts District is home to public and private galleries and working studios. New studio space is being developed at various locations now. The retail and restaurant sector will gain from the building boom and the great recession will be left in the past. For information on real estate, rentals, financing, etc.; contact us by email through this website or 856-293-0556.

Arts & Innovation Center Downtown Campus
Official Groundbreaking in January 2016