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Riderwood performing arts center gets a facelift

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June 19th, 2012

Standing by its commitment to give community members the best possible experience, Riderwood, an Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md., recently completed renovations to its performing arts center located in the Montgomery Station Clubhouse. There, both residents and outside parties gather to celebrate weddings and birthdays, and to attend expos, meetings, dinners, and movies. The ten-year-old building revealed its aesthetically improved new look June 16.

Wall-to-wall improvements

Visit the performing arts center, and you ll find all-new carpet, wallpaper, paint, and window treatments. Project Manager Diane Johnson calls the palate purposefully neutral, allowing more flexibility for visiting parties to decorate when using the space. In addition to the aesthetics, new lighting enhances the hall, as well as two new rooms a prep kitchen and an audiovisual room. Before the renovations, people hung drapes behind the stage to hide the prep kitchen. Now, walls make it look more like what you d see in a ballroom, Johnson says. The audiovisual room keeps equipment safe and secure. The lobby across from the performing arts center also got a facelift to match that of its counterpart. This way everything is coordinated, Johnson says.

Future plans

Though the majority of renovations have already been completed and revealed, some remain in the plans for 2013. A bay window has been prepped to become doors leading to an outdoor patio. The upgrades make it a more desirable place to hold functions, Johnson says.

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