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Looking toward Nicollet Avenue at the Ames CenterStanding at the Ames Center looking toward Nicollet Avenue, 2019 - photo Jack Kennelly.
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Ames CenterThe Black Box Theatre in the Ames Center. (Photo compliments of the Ames Center).
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Burnsville Performing Arts Center - Ames Center2009 Grand opening of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, now known as the Ames Center.
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Ames CenterThe Burnsville Performing Arts Center was the original name of the Ames Center, photo 2013.
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Ames Center2015 - 2016 Season guide cover for the Ames Center.
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Ames Center 2015A view of the Ames Center during the 2015 - 2016 holidays.
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Ames Center 2019This ad for the Ames Center appeared in the 2019 - 2020 Community Guide. 2019 was the 10th anniversary of the Center.
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Ames Center2019 Holiday Season at the Ames Center, photo compliments of the City of Burnsville.
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Ames CenterAmes Center 2020 evening view. Photo compliments of the City of Burnsville.
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Ames CenterAmes Center evening, 2020 compliments of the City of Burnsville.
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Ames Center -2020 pandemicNew cleaning procedures due to the pandemic. Photo compliments of the City of Burnsville.
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Ames Center Box OfficePhoto compliments of the Ames Center 2021.
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Ames Center 2017Aerial view of the grounds surrounding the Ames Center. Photo compliments of the Ames Center.
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Ames Center 10th Anniversary 2019The Ames Center celebrates its 10th Anniversary on March 20th featuring a performance by ABBARAMA.
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Welcome to the Ames CenterWritten by Brian Luther - Executive Director of the Ames Center, for its 10th anniversary program.
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Ames Center 2018 - 2019 Winter GuideThe cover created for the 10th Anniversary Season.
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Ames Center schedule 2017 - 2018The schedule for events at the Ames Center for season 2017 - 2018.
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Ames Center 20192019 view of the Ames Center.
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The Ames Center and GalleryThe Ames Center 2019 - 2020 Winter Guide provided this overview of the Center.
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Best year yet at Ames Center 2017The February 9, 2017 Burnsville Sun/Thisweek News reports on the year end 2016 activities and finances of the Ames Center. Executive Director Brian Luther was interviewed.
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Ames CenterThe Ames Center prepared for one of its events 2017. Photo compliments of the Ames Center.
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Ames Center adds culture to the city 2018The Burnsville Community Guide 2018 - 2019 features information on the Ames Center.
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Ames CenterOne in a series of random photos shot July 2017 of the "Heart of the City" area of Burnsville.

The 54-acre Heart of the City is a smart-growth based, mixed-use, pedestrian friendly downtown area for Burnsville. Featuring a host of retail shops, business and office space, a community arts center, community park and diverse housing opportunities, the Heart of the City is the place to Live, Work, Shop and Play.

Past
The Heart of the City project grew from the Partnerships for Tomorrow community visioning project and community feedback that identified the creation of a central meeting area as a community goal. The Heart of the City grew from a simple streetscape project in 1995 to a full-fledged redevelopment effort. In 1999, the Burnsville City Council adopted a framework design manual and zoning ordinance which outlines design standards and other requirements to assure that future development is consistent with the community’s vision.

Future
The Heart of the City is focused on bringing arts and cultural opportunities to the area and building tax base to benefit the entire community. Along with cultural development, the Heart of the City is aiming at economic development. At full development, the Heart of the City area will generate approximately $2-$3 million in property taxes annually compared to the $200,000 it did before redevelopment.
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Ames Center at night 2020Evening view of the Ames Center, compliments of the City of Burnsville.
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Ames Center 2017Back Entry to the Ames Center.
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The Ames Center 2017Page 24 - The 30th anniversary booklet for Experience Burnsville - the Burnsville Convention and Vistors Bureau includes a feature on the history of the Ames Center. The ground breaking took place 2007 with the grand opening in 2009. First named the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, it was renamed the Ames Center in 2014.
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Arts and Performance belong here - Ames Center 2021Burnsville Community Guide 2021 - 2022

The Ames Center is a 70,000 square foot facility featuring the 1,014 seat Masquerade Dance Theatre and 150 seat Black Box theatre...
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Ames CenterThe logo graphic for the Ames Center 2017.
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Ames Center Season GuideAn example of the Ames Center Season Guide. Photo compliments of the Ames Center.
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A guide to the Ames Center including Black Box Theatre and Gallery 2017Published in the Ames Center Season Guide August 2017 - June 2018 background and a tour of facilities.
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