On Monday night, the Red Brick Center for the Arts will ask Aspen City Council to become a permanent department within the city’s parks and recreation department.
The City of Aspen has been managing the community art space on an interim basis since late last fall, when the nonprofit’s former executive director was placed under criminal investigation for allegedly embezzling roughly $150,000.
On Monday, staff will ask to make city management permanent. They’ll also request ongoing funding for the Red Brick to expand its vision to provide a community center that offers more arts programming.
Sarah Roy has been director for the Red Brick under the employ of the city. She said permanent city management would allow the Red Brick continue to add value to the community through camps for children, art classes for adults, office space for nonprofits and its art gallery.