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Unlock your creative potential

Searching for a space to experience the arts, connect with others, and unleash your inner artist? Look no further. The ArtsCenter is your gateway to unlocking creative potential and exploring artistic horizons. As a beacon of diversity, inclusivity, and community, we provide transformative spaces and programs that ignite imagination and inspire artistic expression. We stand as an incubator for personal and communal growth, education, and innovation, not just as an arts center, but a trailblazer in cultural and educational enrichment.

We offer a diverse range of educational programs, state-of-the-art MakerSpaces, and arts events that not only inspire artistic expression but also fuel community growth and cultural preservation. At The ArtsCenter, creativity knows no bounds.
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Making The arts accessible to all:
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From exhibitions, live performances, and workshops to afterschool arts programs and adult art classes, there’s something for everyone at our bustling artistic hub located in the heart of Carrboro! Whether you want to explore your ceramics skills, take paint to canvas, try your hand at improv, nurture your child’s creativity with our after school programs, or enjoy a live performance, your experience at The ArtsCenter is sure to leave you inspired and eager for more.

The ArtsCenter exists in order to educate and inspire artistic creativity and to enrich the lives of people of all ages. The vision of The ArtsCenter is to create an educational environment that provides opportunities, inspirations, and tools to people of all ages and skill levels to participate in the arts.

At The ArtsCenter, we believe that everyone should have access to the arts, which is why our programs and classes are designed to be accessible to people of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds. Explore them below and try something new today!

Summer artscamp

Give your kids a Summer they’ll never forget with Summer ArtsCamp! This program stimulates inventive thinking in kids ages 5-14, helping them develop into forward-thinking adults. With classes in visual arts, music, theater, and more, your kids will learn new concepts and skills that will stick with them for life.
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ARTschool adult classes

Soothe your mind, explore your inner self, and connect with others through our adult art classes. From drawing to painting, ceramics to photography, we have something for everyone. Our experienced instructors provide a welcoming environment, helping you gain valuable skills and a deeper appreciation for the arts.
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makerspaces

Spark innovation, problem-solve, engage your mind, and connect lessons with the real world with our Makerspaces! A great way to experiment with new technologies and, as an artist, try everything from 3D printing and laser cutting to digital arts and ceramics to bring your creative projects to life. Our knowledgeable staff is always available to assist and inspire you on your maker journey.
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Afterschool programs

Our AfterSchool program helps kids build confidence and a sense of achievement. Led by local teaching artists for grades K-5, students explore diverse art forms like drama, drumming, printmaking, and ceramics. Choose from 3 or 5-day options, with transportation provided for public schools in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
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Events & performances

Experience the magic of the performing arts at The ArtsCenter! Our calendar is packed with exciting events and performances, including concerts, plays, dance recitals, and more. With a focus on community engagement and diversity, we provide a welcoming space for all to enjoy.
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Gallery

Immerse yourself in the world of contemporary art at our inspiring exhibitions. Featuring local and regional artists, our gallery showcases a wide range of mediums and styles. These exhibitions provide a unique opportunity to engage with the arts community and explore new perspectives.
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“Imagine More” for our community

Join us in creating a world where everyone has access to the transformative power of the arts by supporting our move to a brand new home. Your donation will help us continue to provide exceptional arts education and community engagement opportunities for the next 50 years. Let's imagine more for our Orange County community, by building a better space for creativity and lifelong learning.
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Discover local artists & more

Immerse yourself in insightful articles, interviews with local and regional artists, and behind-the-scenes stories that celebrate the infinite power of the arts on The ArtsCenter’s blog. Our content offers a unique glimpse into the vibrant arts scene and the creative minds that shape it.





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