GWS City Council/Arts Center

The Glenwood Springs City Council is holding off on making any decisions about terminating city contracts with the Glenwood Arts Council – at least for another week.

The council decided at their meeting last night to wait until after the arts council and its’ general membership can hold a meeting on August 1st to discuss how to regroup and reorganize after recent financial turmoil linked to alleged misappropriation of funds by former executive director Christina Brusig.

The City Council had been expected to possibly advise the arts council at last night’s meeting that the city would be terminating their financial support for the nonproft next month, and also the lease at the Center for the Arts in September. But council members decided to give the arts council time to present a case for being allowed to continue offering arts programs at the facility, and that addresses the recent financial concerns.

In case the city and the Arts Council are not able to agree on a viable way forward, the city is already working on fallback plan to create a separate arts and culture advisory board that would work on ways to keep the arts as a vibrant part of Glenwood’s culture.

The City Council is scheduled to take up the matter again at their regular meeting on August 3rd.