This coming Saturday, October 15, the Kanab Arts Council will kick off one of the most exciting community projects in years. The project involves tearing down the old Gazebo in preparation for construction of the new LDS Stake Center downtown. It will also involve building a larger new stage for outdoor performances early next year.  

The new stage is the brainchild of local architect Bob Kaczowka, owner of Mesa Design. Kaczowka has donated his services to the project. “We will be able to use 90% of the old Gazebo in building the new stage,” states Kaczowka, “The new stage will be much larger than the Gazebo, and incorporates a unique design to project sound out to the audience.”

The project will begin at 9 a.m. with a ceremony to “retire” the Gazebo and share plans for the new outdoor performing center with the public.

Following this brief ceremony, volunteers will tear down the old Gazebo. Materials will be stored until spring when the new stage will be erected. Anyone with construction experience is invited to bring their tools and participate.

“This is a great chance for people in the Kanab area to pull together in support of a great project,” says Kanab Arts Council Co-Chairperson Ed Meyer. “We are especially grateful for all the people who have already agreed to donate time and materials to this endeavor and to those who will become involved in the future.”

Meyer specifically recognized the efforts of Bob Gurr in organizing the dismantling of the Gazebo on October 15.