Like many local small businesses, the Price Center has been hit hard by its COVID-forced closure since mid-March. The inability to rent venues and host public art and cultural activities has threatened the Center’s financial stability and forced the facility to look at alternative ways to remain present, viable, and productive. As a result, the fundraising effort to offset losses and help the facility shed some of its older and unused furniture and belongings that began in June has grown into a new, fulltime resale shop operation now called SHOP 1893. The unique store sits in the historic 1893 Chapel and is now open daily for browsing, shopping, and/or dropping off donated items for the Cent

Art is Back at Price Center via Two New Gallery Shows

Visual Art displays are back at the Price Center via two new gallery shows opening this month at the downtown community center. “Old Things, New Meanings,” a 5-person Pop-Up Show, debuted in the newly renovated Garden Room this past Saturday, and “A light at the End of the Tunnel,” a new online show, debuts on the Center's website Thurs., Oct. 15. Both shows feature the work of local artists and most of the art is available for purchase. “The importance of art and cultural celebrations seems to only have intensified for so many of us over the past six months,” said Joan Nagel, Arts Committee Chair. “We’re grateful to have the ability to keep local art visible any way we can,” she added. Nage

Price Center Co-Creator, Co-Founder Dies at 91

The Price Center is sad to share the news of the passing of our co-creator and co-founder Marie Jager, 91, who died Friday evening in her residence at Brookdale North in San Marcos. The Price Center, in fact, the community at large owes so much to Marie and her late husband Ron. The pair were responsible for a number of arts and cultural events and activities happening in San Marcos today. From Sights & Sounds of Christmas to Summer in the Park to the Price Center itself, everything traces back to Ron and Marie. The Jagers began a 20-year journey of transforming the dilapidated former church property into a vibrant community cultural and performing arts center after the property was purchase

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