Residents have the opportunity to tour the Lexington Auditorium and Civic Center this weekend. Auditorium association board members will be available to answer questions and display the architect’s portrayal of how the venue will appear after renovation. Tours will be offered on Saturday from 11:00 to 5:00 and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00.
The Lexington Auditorium Association is offering a “sneak preview” of the Lexington Audotorium & Civic Center–aka “the Lex”–this weekend during Apples, Arts & Antiques. Brief tours of the two-floor, re-imagined civic center will be conducted from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, October 6th, and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 7th.
Association board members will be on hand to describe what plans are in store for the Lex’s future. Architect’s renderings of what the renovation will look like will be available for viewing. “The board is dedicated to re-opening this new civic center for a wide variety of programming and events that will serve everyone in the community, young and old, in a very practical way,” said Auditorium Association President Abigail Tempel.
“We are excited to show what we’ve got planned for the Lex, and invite everyone to stop by this weekend and see it,” added Tempel.
The Lex is the planned renovation of the Municipal Auditorium, located on the northwest corner of Franklin and 11th Streets in downtown Lexington. The building has been closed since August 2010 for lack of ADA compliance. The auditorium Association is raising funds through grants and private donation to get the building updated and re-opened.