Plymouth Board votes to give VTAC space in Old Firehouse
PLYMOUTH - The Veterans Theraputic Art Center will have its first home.
VTAC received approval from the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety to call the upstairs of the Old Firehouse building their new home.
Larry Balmer of VTAC came before the board with a lease agreement worked out with Plymouth City Attorney Sean Surrisi that would lease the space to the group as a base of operations, place to display art work, to hold some smaller art classes and give a meeting space for veteran related activities.
VTAC is a not for profit group that provides opportunities for involvement in the fine arts for veterans and their families. The arts activities are designed to get veterans involved in activities that will be beneficial to their adjustment to life after service in the military.
The group finds opportunities for classes and workshops in any arts activity - woodworking, sculpting, painting, etc. - and provides interested veterans and their families with those activities free of charge.
The space will be open to the public and staffed with volunteers for 20 to 30 hours each week.
Balmer said the group would undertake some “remodeling” of the space to make it more user friendly for the group and the Council discussed a slight reworking of the lease agreement to reimburse VTAC for materials they might use in the facelift of the space. Balmer said that the labor for any work would be provided by VTAC.
VTAC hopes to move into the space by March 1.