In the interest of keeping all of our loyal patrons informed, I am writing to update you on the impact to the Clayton Center for the Arts operation, schedule and events during the on-going Covid-19 outbreak.
After much deliberation with staff and Maryville College’s management team, and taking into account the recommendations of the CDC and local, state and federal government, we have decided to cancel or postpone all Clayton Center events through May 31.
This was not a decision made easily or lightly as it has enormous impact on the Center, as well as our various community partners, rental and event clients. However, the safety and well-being of staff, volunteers, performers, patrons and visitors is of paramount importance and is always a significant factor in our decision making process.
The Choir of Man performance scheduled for April 3 has been postponed. We are working with their management to reschedule to a future date. If you have tickets, hold onto them as they will be honored for the re-scheduled show. We will provide additional information once a new date is determined.
The Southern Circuit Tour film “Little Miss Westie” has been cancelled. We will be contacting those who have purchased tickets regarding refunds.
The Clayton Center art galleries, box office and administrative offices will also be closed to the public going forward until such time as we determine normal operations should resume. Our staff will continue to work on future event planning during this time, and will be monitoring phone and email communications, responding as necessary.
We will formally announce the 10th Anniversary season line-up and send out information to our Subscribers and Patrons Circle members by early June, with links and information on each of next season’s performers. Our goal is to have the season on sale to the pubic by the end of June.
As always, I want to convey my sincerest thanks to each of you for your patience and support in both good times and less good times. We hope you and yours are, and will remain, safe and well until we can once again fulfill our mission to be be the “Gathering Place for the Expression and Appreciation of the Arts”.