After years of studies, plans and efforts, we are pleased to announce the opening of the new Center for the Arts Evergreen at 31880 Rocky Village Rd. Purchased in October, 2015 the site has received a Historical Designation from Jefferson County. Part of the building was the original Soda Creek school house which dates back to the late 1880s. The former Bergen Park Church (located on Hwy. 65 in Bergen Park, Evergreen) is a historic structure in Evergreen that was in danger of demolition. The preservation of this building was a compelling reason to choose this the site for the new Center. The historic integrity of the building remains, but cutting-edge design, technology and function was the focus of its transformation.
We are proud to have preserved this part of Evergreen’s history. The old school house is only part of the building. The $1.5 million project provides the mountain community a state-of-the-art facility. The Phase I renovation of the existing structure includes a large gallery that can be used for gatherings; two permanent classrooms with storage areas, bathrooms, break room, and offices for staff.
A Phase II addition is planned in the future providing a lower level that opens out to a courtyard for clay, glass and other ‘hot’ arts to be created. The upper level will provide additional ‘clean’ multi-use classrooms.