Actual Renovations, First Floor, Feb. 2015
Steamboat Art Museum is very excited about renovation of the Rehder Building. A successful Capital Campaign are continues and our plans are to raise $600,000 for the estimated costs, which include a $187,500 match to our private contributions from the City of Steamboat Springs. We have gained most of the remainder from private and public foundations and from Colorado Historic Preservation Tax Credits and the naming of several galleries in the renovated space.
The upstairs renovation is mostly completed with help from the MAHFAB grant from Routt County and individual donations. We have finished repairing the plaster, done new electrical wiring, painted and refinished the hardwood floors. We still need to do the plumbing and a new electrical feed to the meters in the alley. Our Artist’s Studio is up and running with weekly classes and workshops and our staff now have offices here!
We will start renovation on the back of the building on April 15 and continue during the summer of 2017 and plans are to have it finished by September of 2017 in time for our next Plein Air event.
Renovation will include taking the floors down to grade to allow for ADA access, exposing the original heavy wood beams, restoration of the masonry in the stone walls, installing a new HVAC system, electrical rewiring and new lighting, and construction of another entrance off of the alley. When it is finished the exhibit capability will double with moveable display walls to allow for more flexibility in the types of exhibits we can display.
There will also be a state of the art research library and we have already had many books donated. Our workshop room will double our capacity for educational programs and provide an ADA accessible classroom.
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