The spotlight will be on additions and major renovations in and around Bethel College’s Fine Arts Center (FAC) during this year’s Fall Festival, Oct. 16-19, with most events Oct. 18 on campus.
At 9 a.m. Oct. 18, there will be a rededication of the FAC, which will include unveiling the new name for the facility.
The short ceremony will take place on the plaza in front of the FAC (Krehbiel Auditorium inside, if rain) and will include formal recognition of the brand-new Robert W. Regier Art Gallery, in the same area as the former FAC Gallery, and the Molex Patio outside the gallery.
There are new finishes and furnishings throughout the common spaces in the building, displays highlighting Bethel’s rich history in theater, music and forensics, and a special area dedicated to emeritus fine arts faculty.
There also are several performances scheduled on the Prairie Sky Stage, the new outdoor stage on the northwest side of the FAC. (See story below.)
As always, Taste of Newton downtown is the first major event of Fall Festival, from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 16, featuring a wide variety of food from local restaurants, and church and civic groups, plus live entertainment.
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