Coppell Arts Center

Kristin Chenoweth

Date/Time

May 14, 2020 to May 17, 2020

Location

Coppell Arts Center View map
505 Travis Street,
Coppell, 75019, TX

Description

Coppell Arts Center, the much-anticipated multi-purpose, state-of-the-art facility that will bring locally and nationally recognized music, dance, theater, and visual arts performances and programs to Coppell, will officially launch on May 15 with a grand opening weekend featuring a headlining performance by Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth.

The grand opening weekend will also feature the Architects of Air immersive "luminarium" exhibition opening on May 14, a Rodney Atkins concert on May 16, and a celebration of community on May 16 and 17 that will include Spotlight Showcase performances from local art groups in the Main Hall and outdoors with an artisan market in The Grove with food trucks and live music.

Kristin Chenoweth is a Tony Award-winning and nominated actress for her performances in Broadway hits You Are a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Wicked. Her Coppell Arts Center performance will take place during the ticketed Grand Opening celebration in the Center's Main Hall. Patrons will experience a red carpet entrance to the new Center, and enjoy signature cocktails and passed small bites while viewing the art exhibit, Locally Sourced, in the lobby. Tickets for the Grand Opening event start at $225 and include valet parking and one free ticket to Architects of Air.

Prior to the event on May 15, Coppell Arts Center will open the Architects of Air exhibition. Architects of Air is an inflatable and portable luminarium that visitors of all ages can enter into. It uses color and light to create an immersive art experience. Since it launched in 1992, the global exhibit has had more than three million visitors. It will be on exhibition in The Square at Old Town Coppell, from May 14 through 17 from 10 am to 7 pm and tickets will be $10 for adults, $7 for students with an ID and free to children 12 and under.

The weekend will also include a concert by chart-topping Academy of Country Music-nominated singer and songwriter, Rodney Atkins. He will play hits from his career and his newest album that was released in 2019 in the Center's Main Hall on May 16. Tickets for the concert will start at $49.

Throughout the weekend, the Center will host a free-to-the-public community celebration showcasing an artisan market with curated vendors from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, local food trucks and live entertainment outdoors in The Grove May 16 and 17 from noon to 6 pm. On Sunday May 17, the Center will feature Spotlight Showcase performances from local art groups including the five resident companies that will be housed at the Coppell Arts Center.

Coppell Arts Center's future programming will include performances by its five resident companies: The Ballet Ensemble of Texas, Coppell Community Chorale, Coppell Creatives, Coppell Community Orchestra, and Theatre Coppell. The Center is also partnering with more than 10 local community organizations to bring unique and diversified art offerings to the venue. The full 2020-2021 season program will be announced in April.

The Center broke ground in 2018 and will be the anchor venue of Old Town Coppell, the newly developed retail and entertainment district. It is being created by arts center design experts Corgan, Schuler Shook, and Jaffe Holden and will bring together and express the city's diverse cultures through music, dance, theater, visual arts, and special events.

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