SMYRNA — The new Carpe Artista Academy opened at the corner of Hazelwood Drive in Smyrna opened in January.
Ron Alley, Susan Gulley and the board and volunteers of Carpe Artista Arts Academy hosted a ribbon cutting this afternoon.
The new center of Carpe Artista Arts Academy has been a dream of Ron Alley for more than nine years. Much prayer and work went into building the 14 rooms that will allow art education for 1,200-1,400 students of all ages each week.
Says, Ron Alley, “The arts contribute more than $31 million to the economy of Rutherford County each year.”
Carpe Artista Arts Academy shares the goal of promoting a positive culture globally by developing arts communities and creatives locally.
Carpe Artista is a nonprofit. It’s mission is to build the arts in Rutherford County and beyond.
The nonprofit bought the new space last year to make all their offerings available at one central location. The existing layout of more than a dozen rooms was a bonus.
“It’s already 14 different studios. It was just perfect for our academy and providing private instruction and class instruction in the arts for our community because there is not really anything else here,” said Ron Alley.
The academy can accommodate up to 1400 students a week at the new location.
Carpe Artista’s has a new project which is a music and galley venue on Front Street in Smyrna.
To volunteer or donate contact Ron Alley at CarpeArtista.com