Those visiting Th'YARC in Yarmouth over the last few weeks have noticed a change.
The parking lot, once bumpy and a safety hazard has been paved.
YARC President Mitch Bonnar says there were liability issues with the lot.
"For the last number of years, that parking lot has been quite dangerous. People were in danger of falling down and tripping over a gravel strip that was there. It was something that definitely had to get done."
A grant from ACOA helped Th'YARC pay for about half of the $100,000 cost of the work.
Bonnar says it will be a few years before a new arts centre is constructed, and regardless of where it goes, it was necessary to do the paving now.