Drury on C-Street Celebrates Opening of Art, Architecture space

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors join Dr. Kelley Still, executive director of Drury's Edward D. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship, to cut the ribbon at Drury on C-Street.

Drury University celebrated its new Drury on C-Street center with a Thursday morning ribbon cutting and an evening event to show the fiber arts and architecture learning and exhibit space to its Board of Trustees.

Drury on C-Street, at 233 E. Commercial St., offers space for the looms for its fiber-arts  programs, studio work tables  for architecture students and a gallery being run by Arts Administration students. It also includes the C-Street Business Resource Center where students will consult with local business owners in areas such as website design and marketing.

The CFO’s Mission-Related Investment Initiative, which offers below-market loans as gap financing for eligible non-profit uses, helped jumpstart the building renovations. Drury has since raised enough private pledges to both repay the loan within the five-year timeframe and help with operational expenses.