FULTON – Thanks to the generosity of Central New York Community Foundation, and Cortini’s Shoe Repair in Fulton, CNY Arts Center has new fire safety curtains.
With a grant from CNY Community Foundation, the Arts Center was able to purchase flame retardant, light-blocking and sound-reducing Commando Cloth.
The 16-ounce heavy felt like fabric was researched and found to be the best option for meeting fire code requirements and blocking daylight at the theatre, which was then sewn into curtains at Cortini’s Shoe Repair.
“We bought the fabric by the yard to save on costs over ready made curtains,” said Nancy Fox, executive director. “But soon discovered a typical sewing machine could not handle the bulky fabric, no matter the size of the needle or thread. Joe Cortini and his staff were awesome in helping us complete the sewing project.”
“We couldn’t be more grateful to have their help and the support of the CNY Community Foundation in meeting this critical requirement. Now we know we are providing a safe environment for our participants and audience members when they attend an event. Especially important when we host large productions like Legally Blonde Jr opening May 4 with anticipated sell-out crowds,” she added.
The Arts Center is located at 11 River Glen Drive on the Cayuga Community College Campus.
For more information, visit CNYArtsCenter.com or call 315-598-ARTS (2787).