The Lindsay School of the Arts (LSA) will host a free Meet and Greet event in partnership with the City of Fort Pierce to share their plans to restore and revitalize the Old St. Anastasia School located at the corner of Orange Avenue and 10th Street in the Peacock Arts District. The event will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 12pm – 2pm at the Old St. Anastasia School located at 910 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce. Community members will be able to meet LSA staff and learn about their vision and plans for the future of the Old St. Anastasia School. Free hamburgers and hot dogs will be served while supplies last.
Following a request for proposals, the Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency approved the lease agreement between the Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency and The Lindsay School of the Arts to lease and improve the Old St. Anastasia School. Built in 1914, the historic St. Anastasia Catholic School is located prominently on the corner of Orange Avenue and 10th Street, the western gateway to the new Peacock Arts District. In 2000 the building was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and in 2007 the Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency was able to acquire the property. After damage from Hurricane Frances and Jeanne in 2004, the structure was in a state of decline. The building has since been stabilized with a new roof in 2008 and new impact resistant windows in 2014. The City of Fort Pierce is looking forward to The Lindsay School of the Arts restoring the building to its former glory and creating a community facility to showcase the vibrant arts in Fort Pierce.
“You can always find something different and unique about Fort Pierce no matter how long you’ve lived here. Today we have over 360 students, offering free art classes for any child wanting to learn and 11 staff members that have a plethora of skills and passion to teach. We are so excited to share our vision for the Old St. Anastasia as a world class arts school with the community.”
– Cindy Bridges, Owner of Lindsay School of the Arts
The Lindsay School of the Arts is a 501c3 non-profit that currently offer 40 free arts classes a week to nearly 360 students in St. Lucie County. The school focuses on dance, drama, art, music, creative writing, and production.
For more information, please call 772.708.1509.