IAVM’s thoughts are with all in the northern California region this week as wildfires continue to burn. While the true extent of the damage to the area is not yet known, 41 lives have already been lost, hundreds more are missing, and reports show at least 3500 homes and businesses have been destroyed.
A couple of our members have contacted us, or released statements, regarding venue updates:
“Our campus is good, so I’m feeling optimistic. Our team is working well to secure it.”—Judy Sakaki, President, Sonoma State University
“The main building, which includes the Ruth Finley Person Theatre, the Lytton Rancheria Lobby, the Carston Caberet and Fireside Room, as well as the box office area and conference rooms remain intact. However, we estimate approximately 30,000 square feet on campus, including schools, workshop, pavilion tent, as well as all landscaping and irrigation appear to be damaged.”—Rick Nolan, President/CEO and Paul A. Wilcock, Board Chair, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
The impact of these devastating fires will be far reaching across the area, and many have not yet been allowed access to their homes or venues to assess damages, as of yet.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of our IAVM family in the region, and we are here to assist in anyway possible. Please continue to reach out to us, or post updates on VenueNet, to let us know that you are safe.