Exclusive look at Cade Museum before big event next week
The Cade Museum by Depot Park in Gainesville is getting ready to be shown off to the public.
CBS 4 News got an exclusive tour as they are preparing for their first event next Friday, October 6th.
Co-founder Pheobe Cade said this museum was built to transform the community by inspiring the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs.
"Gainesville has so much talent in a small foot print...we are one of the top patent producers in the nation- we have more inventors per square foot than almost any community in the world and I think that it can become a common culture," Cade said.
Cade said this museum focuses on a S.T.E.A.M economy which stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
"Steam together is what transforms a community it's not just science, it's science married to design and art that really is the source and inspiration for inventions," she said.
That's why Cade Museum is teaming up with Dance Alive National Ballet, a dance company in Gainesville, that will perform to demonstrate scientific concepts through dance.
Dance Alive representative Edward Blue said they will have this special event to show off the beginning phases of the building as well as the dancers.
"I'm thrilled that dance alive will be part of this inauguration of the museum and showcasing the talents and the importance of the cultural opportunity and investment that Dance Alive has made to Gainesville an surrounding areas for so many years," Blue said.
According to Pheobe Cade, there's no better place to show creativity than at the Cade.
She said with the communities creative and inventive personality, the city is deserving of a building that puts those qualities front and center.
The building will be substantially complete by end of October but they are looking to have their grand opening mid-March.
The event starts at 6 pm. Visit dancealive.org to get your tickets