Thursday (7/8) at Suburban News Publications online (Columbus, Ohio), Rasha Aly writes, “Delaware’s arts community has taken another step toward creating an arts corridor in the city’s Downtown area. The Central Ohio Symphony offices will move from the Ohio Wesleyan University campus to 24 E. Winter St., next to the historic Strand Theatre. The OWU campus has housed the symphony for about 25 of its 32 years, said Warren Hyer, executive director of the Central Ohio Symphony. … The new address will give the symphony some advantages. The move will give the symphony a storefront location that is easy to find, and it will be more accessible to disabled people, Hyer said. On campus, the symphony’s office was difficult to find; now it will be easier for fans to purchase tickets, he said. The move, which will occur sometime in August, also could foster better interaction with the community, he added. Even more beneficial is that the symphony will occupy the space rent-free, Hyer said. It will pay for utilities and other expenses. Part of the goal of the move is to bring more arts to the area, he said.”

Posted July 8, 2010