We want you to know about a future change to hospitality services at the Arvada Center. In 2021, the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will assume management of banquet and events-related planning and customer service, activities currently managed by the City of Arvada’s Arvada Events team. No changes in service are planned for 2020, but the transition will begin in 2021.
On Oct. 21, 2019, the Arvada City Council approved a resolution amending the City’s cooperative agreement with the nonprofit Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in order to authorize the transfer of all operations within the Arvada Center building to the nonprofit organization.
The amendment states that all operations within the Arvada Center, including scheduling, catering and otherwise managing of all aspects of events will transfer from the City to the non-profit by no later than July 1, 2021. No changes in service are planned for 2020, but a transition of service will begin in 2021. The City and Arvada Center teams continue to plan for the transition, and we expect to be able to share more information soon.
This is the next step in the City’s ongoing commitment to support the Arvada Center’s mission as a regional arts and humanities facility, and the decision is consistent with a 2012 study and the 2015 cooperative agreement that both recognized that the Arvada Center can more effectively achieve its mission as a separate nonprofit organization.
The banquet facilities, which are currently operated by the City as part of Arvada Events, support a variety of special events and other group functions within the Arvada Center building, more than 400 such events in 2018. The City will continue to own the building and will continue to provide maintenance support to the facility and grounds.