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Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Converting an historic space to be a regional arts and entertainment spotlight

Coinciding with a rebranding to the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA), the privately funded arts center expanded its facility with the goal of becoming a premier regional entertainment, arts and event location. A new structure was built to house minimalistic art galleries, and its former space – a 100 year old, former Masonic Temple – was converted into three distinct event spaces.

With a goal of combining the building’s existing architectural elements, textures and finishes with modern amenities, EUA worked as the interior architect/interior designer to make the client’s vision a reality. Direct access from the upper event spaces allow guests to cross between galas in the renovated building to galleries in the new building.

• Lower Level – Modern rathskeller style coffee house/wine bar with low ceilings and cozy atmosphere.

• Mid Level – Great Gatsby 1920s theme with a small performance stage.

• Top Level – Old Hollywood glamour theme and the main performance space. A green room, showers and extra space for performers was added. 

With an updated facility, expanded services and world-class arts/entertainment, THELMA is positioned to become a regional arts destination.