Construction of Colby-Sawyer’s long-planned arts building is underway and moving towards its opening in the fall of 2017. The project began in June with the dismantling of Colby Farm. Last week the foundation footers were poured and in December, the steel frame, sheathing and insulation, trusses and roof will be in place. Interior work will continue in the enclosed building over the winter.
The 15,000 square foot building will offer studios, a state-of-the-art black box theater and a fine art gallery with views of Mt. Kearsarge. In addition, the facility will have offices for faculty and outdoor art areas. Sustained fundraising efforts will enable the college to complete the project without incurring new debt.