The Scott City School District on Wednesday will celebrate the completion of its new storm shelter that also serves as a visual and performing arts center. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 6 p.m. and will be followed by a tour through the art gallery and theater. The high school drama club also will perform a short preview of a play. Superintendent Diann Ulmer said of the $2.1 million shelter, which has been a work in progress for about five years. The district broke ground on the project in June 2014, and construction began soon after. The safe room’s Federal Emergency Management Agency grant, for which the district first applied in 2010, is 75 percent FEMA-funded with a 25 percent district match. The 8,989-square-foot structure is built to withstand an EF-5 tornado with winds of up to 250 mph. The shelter has a capacity of 1,275 people and will be open to the public if severe weather occurs. The theater has 315 seats and will be used for other school functions, such as band concerts, back-to-school workshops, annual kindergarten screenings and principals’ meetings with students.