MUSKEGON — The former Red Lotus Center for the Arts, 356 W. Western in downtown Muskegon, has a new owner, has been renamed and is reopening.
Now called City Center Arts, the gallery on the lower level of the Century Club Retail Center will reopen Jan. 29 with “The Black & White Show.” The show features every from photography to 3-D pieces, and run through March 7.
A Black & White Gala event will run from 6-8 p.m March 31. Admission is free.
Now owned by City Center Arts, LLC, the gallery has a mission tocurate, present and sell the work of emerging and established artists from the Muskegon and surrounding areas.
Its vision is to be a vibrant space where artists can continue to grow in their knowledge and expertise while engaging with the community through programs that inspire, challenge, support and educate the appreciation and value of the visual arts.
City Center Arts is primarily local West Michigan artists, many of whom continue to be members from Red Lotus Center for the Arts. Red Lotus opened in 2014.
City Center Arts is open to non-member artists and member artists.
Starting in February, the gallery will continue the Red Lotus Gallery’s successful Open Mic Night. The monthly event will run from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month. Gallery personnel said it is Muskegon’s longest-running open-mic event. Any kind of talent is welcome: songs, poems, readings, comedy, plays, dancing, etc. Observers are welcome, too.
For more information, visit the website www, citycenterarts.com.