• Bill Raines

Bedford City Council Members Given Update on Stonegate Arts and Education Center

BEDFORD - (January 18, 2022) - The Bedford City Council members were given a yearly report on the Stonegate Arts and Education Center by Executive Director Linda Henderson.




There was a budgeted loss for the end of 2021 of $8,578 however the Education Center ended up with a loss of $942.10.


With outstanding invoices, the Stonegate Arts and Education Center will end up in the black of approximately $5,000.


Director Henderson has been working on improving the rental of the building. Henderson told council members that the United Way has sponsored the Stonegate Arts and Education Center with $10,000.

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Classes in the Spring at the facility include Ivy Tech - Introduction to Paramedic program, Oakland City will be having two business classes, and Vincennes University will be holding Phlebotomy, Clinical Medical Assistant, and Dental Assistant Classes.


New programing at the center will focus on arts which will include Kids Art Camp collaboration with Ivy Tech, Bedford Public Library and United Way. In addition, Visual Arts Camp for 7- to 11-year-old as well as Performing Arts Camp for 12-14 years old. This is to be held on June 27 - July 1 in conjunction with the Limestone Heritage Festival.


An Open House is planned for July 1 for the public to view the Stonegate Arts and Education Center and the work of the kids and students during the Limestone Heritage Festival.


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In other business:


  • The city council accepted the resignation of Adam Chastain from the Bedford Plan Commission

  • The city council accepted the appointment of Richard Burton to the Bedford Plan Commission







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