‘Generation GPAC’ hopes to make performing arts center a reality

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It’s a diverse group of people made up of young professionals and moms with one goal in mind: Make the proposed Performing Arts Center in Greensboro a reality.

The group calls itself "Generation GPAC" and Elizabeth Phillips is one of three co-chairs.

“This project is bigger than just a performing arts center or entertainment venue,” Phillips said. “It's about the excitement around the future of Greensboro and for the potential of our downtown.”

Phillips has spoken to a lot of people about the GPAC and according to her, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

“Once they learned about this project, they wanted to be involved but couldn`t necessarily give millions of dollars,” Phillips said.

And with that, "Generation GPAC" was born. It’s a grassroots effort made up of people in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Right now there are 200 members.

“Just to see the excitement from that demographic around the project just totally mitigates the stigma that this performing arts center is for old people going to the symphony,” Phillips said.

"Generation GPAC" has held two informational receptions and is planning to have another this fall.



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