opening the door to lifelong learning

   As one of two winners of Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann’s Indiana’s 2013 Stellar Communities Award, Bedford’s plan focuses on downtown revitalization, development and expanding educational opportunities.
   To that end, StoneGate Center is in the process of expanding to include a second location at 931 15th St., at the corner of 15th and J streets, in the former JC Penney building.
   Renovations at the new facility should be completed and ready for occupancy by 2018.

Community Enrichment

Moving into the Future

StoneGate Downtown

StoneGate Center Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m.-noon; afternoons by appointment.

StoneGate Arts & Education Center

The Heart & Future of the Community

   The new StoneGate facility will provide a downtown location for job training, degree work and professional training in collaborative partnerships with Oakland City University, Ivy Tech, Radius Indiana, West Gate Academy and the North Lawrence Career Center.
   Discussions are underway with additional higher-education providers to offer classroom space at StoneGate Center Downtown.

   StoneGate Center will partner with the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County and the Lawrence County Museum of History for youth training and education, and with local performing arts groups to present independent films and cultural events.

   The site will house a branch of the Indiana University Chinese Flagship Center, which will offer Mandarin language courses.
   The combined StoneGate Centers will ensure international, national, regional and local impact for skilled trades, advanced manufacturing and information technology.

   StoneGate will provide outstanding educational, personal, professional and cultural development for Lawrence Countians today and for years to come.