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Leaders talk location, growth for proposed performing arts center
This rendering shows what a proposed performing arts center for the county, complete with a 1,250-seat auditorium, classrooms, green rooms and more, could look like. - photo by Provided

Performing arts was the topic of conversation Wednesday when arts advocates and community leaders held a brainstorming session about the possibility of a performance center in Bryan County.
During the meeting at the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce office, Bryan Performing Arts Steering Committee founder Pat Starling welcomed the group and introduced Hansen Architects, a Savannah-based firm Starling has been working with for early design concepts.
Starling shared with the group her thoughts on the need for such a facility that stem from the lack of a venue to showcase talent.
“It’s frustrating because we have so much talent in this community and no venue to showcase it,” she said. “We need an outlet, we need a place that’s acoustically sound and my goal is the performing arts theater. Anything else that comes out of that, that’s great, but I want a venue to showcase these kids’ talents.”
She also asked meeting attendees for their opinions about a facility for Bryan County, including ideas for location for the facility, size, features and more.
Starling reminded the group that nothing was “cast in bronze” and said the biggest need regarding the project right now would be input from the community.
For more information or to contact Starling with ideas, email

Read more about the proposed performing arts center in the Sept. 29 edition of the News.

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