Design My Arts Center Events
Our two-story center has been a gathering spot for well over 78 years! In the 1940's the North side of the building served as the German society's Kolping Grove Club House. In 1992, Springfield Township purchased the property and expanded the floor plan for senior adult recreation. Now, the center will be taking on a new life to invite creative exploration for all ages. The Springfield Township Senior Center will undergo a renovation in the winter to become the ArtsConnect Center for the Arts.
We invite you to share your wishes, ideas and vision for a creative space that is signature to Springfield Township. We are exploring new programming ideas and the possibilities of adding a learning kitchen, pottery studio and more. Here's your chance to have your fingerprints on the future of the arts in Springfield Township!
Have an idea you want to share now? Send your ideas by email here!
A Young Professionals Kick-Off Party was hosted Friday, July 13th with Madisono's Gelato.
Young Professionals Facilitated Brainstorm Session
Friday, September 21 6:30-8:30 p.m.
*The Center will open at 5:30 for self-guided tours in an open house fashion.
Young Professionals, (ages 22 to 39) take your ideas to the next level with a brainstorm session facilitated by creative coaches and Miami University Instructors, David Eyman and Dr. Jim Friedman. (Dr. Friedman lives in Springfield Township too!). We will have complementary beverages and snacks to keep your brain charged through the entire session. Cash bar available.
40+ Facilitated Brainstorm Session
Monday, October 1 7:00-9:00 p.m.
*The Center will open at 6:00 for self-guided tours in an open house fashion.
Experienced Professionals, (ages 40 and over) We want to know your ideas for making a more modern arts center in Springfield Township! You are invited to a brainstorm session facilitated by creative coaches and Miami University Instructors, David Eyman and Dr. Jim Friedman. (Dr. Friedman lives in Springfield Township too!). We will have drinks and snacks to keep your brain charged through the entire session. Cash bar available.
Brainstorm Refinement Session (All Ages)
Monday, October 15 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
This meeting is for the participants of the YP and 40+ groups who participated in earlier meetings. We will share the results from all of the brainstorm sessions and share the direction we are heading for renovating the space and offering new programming. This will be your opportunity to help us refine the direction as we work with the selected designers for the project.