The former Percussive Arts Society (PAS) Museum in Lawton, Okla., has moved and upgraded to become Rhythm! Discovery Center in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The 15,000-square-foot space contains three galleries, a hands-on area including two Wenger practice rooms and a gift shop.
“We’re hoping to give people a unique experience that really helps them to interpret what rhythm is and recognize it in their daily lives,” says Jon Feustel, director of marketing and communications for PAS. “We want to show them how rhythm came to be and also allow them to grab an instrument and start playing.”
The grand opening on Nov. 21 will include free admission, door prizes, drum making activities, and clinics and autograph signings with Jason McGerr, drummer for Death Cab For Cutie. The adjacent Indianapolis Artsgarden will host a community drum circle with the Bongo Boy Music School and performances by the interactive storytelling Griot Drum Ensemble and the Indiana School for the Deaf’s Vibrations Visual Performing Arts Troupe. For more information, visit www.RhythmDiscoveryCenter.org.