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Stark Cultural Venues open for general admission, cancels all special programming


Last updated 3/16/2020 at Noon

The Stark Museum of Art and Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center are to remain open to the public, however, all special programming and events will be cancelled through April 4, 2020.

The W.H. Stark House will not hold the second Friday and Saturday tours on March 13- 14, 2020.

As always, the Stark Museum of Art and Shangri La Gardens are free admission.

Tad McKee, CEO of the The Nelda C. and H. J. Lutcher Stark Foundation said, "Our highest priority is the health and well-being of our community and employees.

We want to be responsible and help keep our patrons, staff, and volunteers healthy." The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation will monitor the progress of the Covid-19 virus and will update as needed.

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Recommendations if you visit Stark Cultural Venues are to practice good hand-washing, take advantage of the many hand-sanitizing stations throughout the venues, and honor the six-feet rule to keep a safe distance from other visitors.

Cancellations for the Stark Museum of Art: -CREATE! Workshop Glazing Pottery - March 14 -Spring Break Doodle Days - March 16-19 -Teacher Drawing Workshop - March 27 -Lunch & Look Drawn to Horses: Ila Mcafee - March 28 -2020 Juried Student Art Reception & Awards - April 1 -SMA Playdate: Let's Build - April 3 Postponed for a later date: Adult Studio Workshop: Pottery Wheel Basics Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center: -Saturday Adventure Series - March 21 and 28, April 4 -Spring into Nature Camp - March 17-19 -Bird Watching Wednesdays - March 25 -Up Close with Nature - March 28 -Shangri La Cafe W.H. Stark House: -Second Friday & Saturday Tours - March 13-14


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