Luther Burbank Center for the Arts' Main Building Spared After Santa Rosa Fire
On Tuesday, October 10, operations staff from Luther Burbank Center for the Arts was permitted on site to make initial assessments of damage from the fires.
The main building which includes the Ruth Finley Person Theatre, the Lytton Rancheria Lobby, the Carston Cabaret and Fireside Room, as well as box office area and conference rooms remain intact.
However, we estimate that approximately 30,000 square feet on campus including schools, workshop, pavilion tent, as well as all landscaping and irrigation appear to be damaged. It is still too early to ascertain the full extent of the damage or the impact it will have on operations and programming, but we are grateful that the main building was spared and look forward to opening those doors to our community again.
Our Director of Operations, a long-time veteran of the Center's dedicated staff, is working diligently with all of the significant authorities and municipal professionals to determine the safety of our systems and the structure, to help us establish a realistic timetable for future operations. Until we can ensure that all essential services are restored to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, the Center will remain closed until further notice.
As previously reported, all performances and events are cancelled through October 15. Refunds will be issued when the Center is operationally capable. We will continue to provide updates with most current information being available on our website and through our social media channels. Please note that the Center's email server is not working.
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts has been a part of the North Bay community for more than three decades. We are devastated by the destruction in our community and will support our neighbors and their loved ones in any way we can. We hope to open our doors to our community soon.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is home to world-class performances, nationally recognized education programs, contemporary visual art, and many popular events. The Arts Center is located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country and ranked among California's top performing arts presenters. Together with its resident companies, the Center presents more than 230 performances in music, dance, theater, renowned speakers, and comedy; provides education programs serving 40,000 children and adults; and hosts more than 1,000 community events a year. Owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, the Center relies on charitable community donations to achieve its mission - to enrich, educate, and entertain.