This building is at risk of being torn down to make room for
a new pre-engineered building to house County administration offices!
NOW is the time to help STOP this action
by the Board of Supervisors!
Second Stage volunteers have continued dialogue with the Amherst Board of Supervisors
since the inaugural Second Stage season ended with the Holiday Market in December 2013.
However, two recent events have transpired to threaten the historic
former Amherst Baptist Church with demolition. Read more about it on our News page.
A grassroots group has taken the initiative to save a historic structure in the heart of Amherst, VA, and to repurpose it as a creative community center. Located in the middle of a vibrant village, the goal is to provide a gathering place for public events such as performances, meetings, classes and workshops, community forums, and a farmers' market. The ultimate dream is to provide studios and office spaces for rent.
Have you ever thought or heard anyone else say,
"If only Amherst had ...
... a place for young people to go after school and weekends?"
... a creative arts space?"
... a farmers' market?"
... a community center?"
... a place to take or teach classes?"
... a music venue?"
... a theater?"
... a place to rent a studio or office?"
... a community art gallery?"
... a distinctively, preserved historic building?"
So have we!
Do you know who serves as your Supervisor?
View a County Election District Map here. You can also read more about each Supervisor on the County website.
Below we have provided their contact info. Just click on a name to send an email. And thank you!