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Celebrate The Lincoln's 10th Anniversary With A FREE Community Open House

Celebrate The Lincoln's 10th Anniversary With A FREE Community Open House

As part of its year-long 50th anniversary celebration, CAPA has partnered with the Lincoln Theatre Association to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lincoln Theatre's grand reopening with a free community open house on Sunday, April 14. Since its reopening in 2009 after a $13.5 million, CAPA-led renovation, the Lincoln Theatre has become a multi-use, state-of-the-art performing arts and education center impacting the community through its educational programming and incubation of local artists. This free open house event will offer live performances from Lincoln incubation artists and resident arts groups, as well as hands-on children's activities, a visual art display of works from local artists, and complimentary refreshments.

CAPA and the Lincoln Theatre Association present the Lincoln Theatre's 10th Anniversary Community Open House at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.) on Sunday, April 14, from 2-5 pm. Admission is free, and seating is general admission.

CAPA's 50th anniversary celebration is made possible through the generous support of the American Electric Power Foundation and Nationwide, with special support provided by Huntington Bank.

In addition to activities and information tables throughout the venue, the Lincoln Theatre boardroom will display artwork from local artists, and the second-floor ballroom will provide children's activities including hands-on arts and crafts, face painting, an interactive dance session, and more.

The main-stage schedule is as follows:

2:15 pm Thiossane West African Dance Institute
3:15 pm Jazz Arts Group's Columbus Youth Jazz Lab Combo
4:15 pm Lincoln Incubation Artist Creative Cuts

Performances in vocal, dance, and spoken word from Lincoln incubation artists

From 4-5pm only, open house guests are invited to observe a working rehearsal of the Jazz Arts Group's Columbus Youth Jazz program in the Lincoln's fourth-floor rehearsal room.

First opened in 1928, the Lincoln Theatre is a landmark in African-American and jazz history. After undergoing a $13.5 million renovation funded by a partnership of public and private support, the Lincoln reopened in May 2009 as a multi-use, state-of-the-art performing arts and education center serving the diversity of the central Ohio community. The Lincoln is a bustling hub of activity 365 days a year hosting performances, rehearsals, and classes in the performing arts, as well as a wide variety of community events such as film festivals, meetings, and receptions.

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