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Marathon Center for the Performing Arts slowly reintroducing summer programming

Food trucks, drive-in concerts, and summer camps being prepared for June and July.
Credit: WTOL 11

FINDLAY, Ohio — The cultural heart of the city of Findlay is working to slowly reopen their doors to the city.

For months, the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts has been closed, with it's 11 full time staffers working from home.

But with businesses being able to slowly reopen over the last few weeks, they are also working at tip-toeing back open.

Starting Monday, June 1, their box office will be reopened for ticket purchases, and the tickets will be emailed.

And then on Wednesday June 3, they will again be hosting food trucks in their parking lot and then three times in June, they will host a drive in concert series.

"They're all local bands, they're going to be inside on our stage. And we're going to project them onto a screen outside so people can watch them. They're performing live so people can watch them on the screen and listening on their radios," said Heather Clow, executive director at MCPA.

MCPA leaders know we aren't fully out of the woods quite yet, but they also know that their community is starving for culture and socialization.

They know it's important to get these programs going this summer, safely.

"We can't be all sitting together, but we can certainly celebrate and celebrate the life that we have and that's what the arts provide," said Clow.

The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts is also planning on holding a digital summer camp for grades 7 to 12 that starts up on July 27.