Grand Opening Schedule
6:00pm: Hors d’oeuvres & Drinks
6:45pm: Ribbon Cutting
7:00pm: Celebration & Exhibit/Facility Tours
With such an important community project – the time has come to open the doors at the Reeves House.
The long awaited Reeves House has received its Certificate of Occupancy and is planning to open its doors during the Grand Opening on May 14th. The Grand Opening will feature live music, art activities, plenty of community, and the first look of the opening exhibition: [Re]constructing Home.
Woodstock’s new visual arts facility is a re-build of the historic Reeves family home once sited on the Elm Street property. A new, open interior will feature a gallery for rotating exhibits, classroom and artist studios, and a coffee shop/wine bar to spark casual conversation around art.
The Grand Opening will extend all weekend long, featuring fun activities for the community to partake in, new art experiences, and a new thriving heartbeat for the community. Plan to stop by throughout the weekend!
OTHER OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS
All surfaces will be wiped down and sanitized prior to opening.
Masks and Facial Coverings
While inside the Reeves House, face coverings are required to ensure the safety of all guests, artists, staff, and volunteers.
All staff and volunteers will be wearing masks, have their temperature checked, and will be practicing social distancing.
All groups of seating will be spaced.
Hand sanitizer will be readily available throughout the venue.
How You Can Help
If you’re mobile during the event (we don’t want you to put nature’s call on voicemail) we encourage you to wear a mask and be mindful of those around you.
While we would love to see you there, please stay home if you do not feel well! We will have ample opportunities to tour the Reeves House and explore our inaugural exhibit.
We’re excited you’ve decided to join us. We’ve got some tips, suggestions, and recommendations to make your first time visit an excellent experience.
Thank you to our partners, donors, and supporters like you who made building the Reeves House possible. This is a true community project and we can’t wait for you to create memories and moments in the Gallery, classroom, as well as coffee shop/wine bar.
John Wieland, a legend for building homes in the Atlanta area, is also an avid art collector, enthusiast, and supporter. When he heard about the Reeves House project he quickly offered his cornerstone support in building the project at cost.
The City of Woodstock
A long-time partner with Elm Street, The City of Woodstock provided crucial support early in the project. The Parks & Recreation Impact Fees used to help with the cost of construction paved the way for other supporters to join the efforts and make this a true community project to add to the quality of life through the arts.
We’ve received several generous gifts from private foundations. While many gifts prefer to remain anonymous, the Rucker-Donnell Foundation, a national foundation, has participated to encourage other foundations to consider gifts toward this project.
Thank you to ALL of the private foundations that have provided gifts to make this important community project possible.
We can not thank you enough! Our individual donors truly make this project possible. So many of you have given over the years toward the vision of a better community through the arts. Even more, so many of you continue to give or have pledged to give, this has made all of the difference. In the end, this place is not just the rebuilding of a historic house, but a home for us all. You have made that possible. Thank you!