You might feel like you need a hard hat for this tour. Get a close-up, in-depth look at the future Arlington ISD Arts and Athletics Complex, home to the Center for Visual and Performing Arts and the Athletics Center. Follow Kelly Horn, Arlington ISD executive director of plant services, as he walks you through the busy construction site in this 20-minute video. Joined by Fine Arts Director Dr. Christopher Anderson in the CVPA and Athletics Director Eric White in the AC, Horn describes the new facilities and updates the construction progress.
Construction of the Arts and Athletics Complex is the final project of the 2014 Bond. Both facilities are scheduled to open this fall.
The Center for Visual and Performing Arts will serve the entire district, grades Pre-K-through-12, with world-class performance and demonstration venues. It will include a 1,250-seat concert hall, 425-seat theater, classroom space, art and dance studios, instrument repair center and art gallery.
The Athletics Center will give the district its first-ever natatorium. The natatorium will include a 50-meter pool with moveable bulkheads, a diving area, warm-up pool and seating for 1,000 spectators. In addition to the natatorium, the Athletics Center will house a 1,200-seat arena for competition wrestling, basketball and volleyball. The space will also be used for a new elementary gymnastics program.