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On Friday, November 17, Colorado Mesa University and Shaw Construction held a topping out ceremony for the new theatre. A topping out ceremony is a tradition in construction for raising the final structural beam into place.

Donors, community and performing arts members gathered to make their mark on the building. Supporters signed their names and placed their handprints on the highest beam before it was ceremoniously placed.

The Western Colorado Community Foundation announced a $50,000 match to the Setting the Stage campaign.

When completed, CMU’s new theatre will be the tallest building on campus and the fourth largest in Grand Junction. CMU’s new arts and cultural hub is set to open Fall 2024.


Written by Staff