Of the 140,000 square feet in the facility, the October 9 fire destroyed approximately 30,000 square feet, including:
- our two-story classroom building;
- the 400-seat auditorium/performance space;
- the LBC’s storage and workshop building, along with approximately 400 instruments in the Music For Schools lending library;
- and much of the Center’s landscape and irrigation systems.
In addition, the Sculpture Garden suffered significant damage. Many of the beautiful and monumental old-growth redwood sculptures on display by renowned local artist Bruce Johnson were destroyed or damaged.
The Center was finally able to reopen for business on November 6, following four weeks of business disruption, requiring the cancellation of nine shows, with another six hoping to be rescheduled.
Thank you for your donation to the LBC Fire Recovery Fund—helping us to recover the unanticipated costs of clean-up, lost ticket revenue, musical instruments, maintenance tools, and more—and allowing us to keep serving our North Bay community as we have for nearly 40 years.