Public Theatre of Kentucky Dealing with Graffiti Prior to June 7 Reopening
As arts organizations across Kentucky struggle to rebound after the pandemic, a theater in Bowling Green is now dealing with one more annoyance.
The side of the blue building that houses Public Theatre of Kentucky has been spray painted with what Producing Artistic Director Amber Turner describes as childlike faces with big eyes.
She said the graffiti is "frustrating."
“We recently received a grant and we redid our dressing room. And then, because we were making the inside look so wonderful, we decided to freshen up the outside," said Turner. "That included painting the front of the building and we did some touchups on the side of the building, but now we’re going to have to completely repaint the whole side of the building.”
Now there are unplanned expenses to install motion sensors and security cameras. However, Turner said many community members have volunteered to help with the repainting.
Like theaters across the nation, Public Theatre of Kentucky was shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The theater is officially reopening June 7, with Summer Arts Day Camp through June 11 for children in grades K-5.
The summer arts day camps called "The Show Must Go On" continue June 14-18 for for youth in grades 6-12.