Through the integration of art, architecture and craftsmanship, Backstage represents 120 years of shared history and creates a context to consider what's next.
While steeped in history, Backstage is a space that encourages new thoughts, new perspectives and new plans. I hope it will help people re-imagine our city, state and region. I also hope it provokes questions, perhaps springing from a sense of disorientation: Where am I? What is this place?
How did this happen? Many different types of gatherings will occur in this space -- business meetings, philanthropic and musical events, art openings, receptions and private dining -- both serious and fun. But whatever their nature, I hope the venue causes those in attendance to wonder about our past, draw inspiration for the present, and think creatively about our future.