FAC unveils new pavilion

The French Art Colony completed work on its new outdoor shelter and officially opened it to the public with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday afternoon. Entertainment was provided in the form of Broadway Revue, presented by members of the Riverby Theatre Guild. Work on the 40-foot by 60-foot shelter began in early June, thanks to a $100,000 capital grant from the state to aid in its construction. The shelter passed its final state inspection Sept. 1. Pictured are Jan Thaler, chair of the FAC Board of Trustees, who spoke at Sunday’s ceremony. Area dignitaries were also on hand for the grand opening of the pavilion, which will provide a venue for FAC programs, activities and productions by the Riverby Theater Guild, as well as being available for other community events. The pavilion can also accommodate large groups.