Sands family, Constellation Brands to give up to $1M for Fort Hill Performing Arts Center

The proposed Fort Hill Performing Arts Center Canandaigua is getting a major shot in the arm, courtesy of the Sands family and Constellation Brands Inc.

The center will be getting $500,000 for the project, which calls for a 460-seat theater at the Fort Hill apartments campus at Main Street and Fort Hill Avenue. The apartments are owned by Conifer Realty LLC.

A group of Fort Hill supporters is trying to raise $500,000 as part of a capital campaign, at which point Sands and Constellation will match the total with another $500,000.

The proposed site, which was the former Canandaigua Academy auditorium, would stage symphony orchestra concerts, ballet, opera and other performing arts events.

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