ARNAUDVILLE, LA — Nearly two years after a deadly car crash and subsequent fire destroyed one of the buildings at NuNu Arts and Culture Collective, renovations started today on the remaining building. "It forced us to really reevaluate what we were going to do with the existing building that we are in", says George Marks, the centers President and Executive Director. The planned $100 thousand dollars in upgrades will add around 2000 square feet to the existing building along with additional restroom capacity and a mezzanine with work areas.
The collective received grant money that was secured through the Acadiana Planning Commision in order to start the construction but the non-profit says they still need help from the community. The group is holding a unique fundraiser, they are raffling approximately $50 thousand dollars worth of art. Marks says the raffle is better than an auction because it doesn't risk undervaluing the worth of a particular piece. Those purchasing tickets and rank their preference from the 20 works being raffled.
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