MacEwan University’s newest addition to its downtown campus is getting close to being finished.
The university allowed Global News to tour the new $181-million Centre for Arts and Culture on Wednesday morning, which is scheduled to open in the fall.
The new facility will be located on the western end of the campus at 110 Street and 104 Avenue. Among the features in the new five-storey building will be galleries, stages, exhibition space, interactive teaching lab, fine art teaching lab and a proscenium theatre.
The university said the centre will be devoted to the next generation of actors, arts educators and administrators, communicators, designers, musicians, visual artists and writers.
MacEwan said construction of the new Centre for Arts and Culture reflects the university’s downtown campus strategy, which supports the revitalization of Edmonton’s downtown.