This came from the Broadmoor Improvement Association today. The organization stated that the Arts & Wellness Center opens on June 1 while tenants are moving in today.
The Broadmoor Improvement Association (BIA) is opening the Arts & Wellness Center (AWC), an 11,500-square-foot facility located at 3900 General Taylor. The center, which is located on the second floor of the former St. Mathias School, is designed to enrich the community at every life stage by bringing together innovative, creative programs and holistic wellness services in one vibrant collaborative space.
AWC will offer workshop space for practicing artists as well as classes for aspiring artists and creative professionals, personal and mental health counseling/support, yoga and fitness classes, and office space for arts organizations and non-profits.
In addition to housing the BIA administrative office, the AWC will include a dance and fitness studio, recreational and educational programs, counseling offices, conference space, holistic wellness pods. Other tenants include Young Audiences, Community Works, Center for Restorative Approaches, Thibodeaux School of Music and Early Learning Focus.
Broadmoor’s Arts & Wellness Center features:
A 780-square-foot movement room for community dance, theater and fitness classes or rehearsals and performances
Two 130-square-foot counseling offices with a waiting area
Four 120-square-foot holistic wellness pods available for rent to holistic wellness practitioners (massage, acupuncture, reiki, etc.)
One 750-square-foot multipurpose area for creative arts classes, conferences, meetings and events
“In addition to creating a new home for New Orleans’ arts and wellness practitioners, the project eliminates the largest piece of blight in the Broadmoor neighborhood,” said Emily Wolff, executive director of BIA. “Like the rest of the neighborhood, the school flooded during Hurricane Katrina and sat abandoned and neglected until we targeted it for re-use and renovation. We worked in partnership with Blessed Trinity Church and the Archdiocese of New Orleans to pull together the $2 million in funds needed for renovation.”
BIA anticipates serving more than 350 participants daily. Community members interested in teaching dance classes or creative arts workshops can rent space inside the center, and the facility’s multipurpose room is available to rent as a rehearsal room, counseling office, or conference or event space.
Mississippi State Senator and U.S. Senate Candidate Chris McDaniel is seeking access to poll books in the state to see if voters who voted in the June 3 Democratic primary also voted in the June 24 Republican runoff.
Six-term incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) won his primary against Tea Party challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel in the Republican runoff and will face Democrat and former Rep. Travis Childers in the November election.
While the counting for the primary on June 3 went into June 4, last night’s runoff was decided before 11 p.m.