Town of Carrboro Explores ArtsCenter Project at 203 S. Greensboro St.
For Immediate Release: March 3, 2017
Media Contact: Trish McGuire (919) 918-7327
The Town of Carrboro is pleased to announce that it is discussing the possibility of The ArtsCenter locating its operations at 203 S. Greensboro in downtown Carrboro in a joint project that would include Town offices. The ArtsCenter’s presence would include both performance spaces as well as arts classrooms and studios creating a destination for the arts and the creative community. Discussions may include other site options such as The Century Center in downtown Carrboro.
“This collaboration would create a cultural and community hub for the arts and public services for the residents of Carrboro and the region,” says Daniel Mayer, executive director of The ArtsCenter. “While there are many decisions still to be made, we are enthusiastic about working with the Town of Carrboro to provide more arts opportunities to more citizens.”
The ArtsCenter is a non-profit teaching and presenting organization founded in 1974. The ArtsCenter exists in order to educate and inspire artistic creativity and to enrich the lives of people of all ages. The largest employer of artists in Orange County, NC, it serves more than 100,000 people annually, through classes, studios, concerts, theatre, spoken word, gallery displays, more than 80 school shows, and more.
Orange County and the Town of Carrboro are working together to complete the details of a development agreement associated with locating the Southern Branch Library in Carrboro on the 203 S. Greensboro site. The agreement will outline the design and construction of the building and inform future facility operations.