Ways to give

To continue to preserve the rich history of our legacy and further expand our presence in the community, we are moving.

Help us transform a beloved arts organization from a former 1975 “Piggly-Wiggly” site to “Our New Home” in the heart of Carrboro at 400 Roberson Street. The repurposed facility will increase our capacity to deliver excellent arts education and create more opportunities for community engagement.


We have already raised $4.4 million towards our $6.4 million goal, 70% from foundation grants and 30% from individuals.

We invite you to support our capital campaign to ensure The ArtCenter’s sustained and vital presence in North Carolina for the next 50 years.

Here’s how you can give:

Become a Luminary

We invite you to Become a Luminary and have your name/honorarium in lights in a permanent exhibition at the entrance of the new ArtsCenter.

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Naming Opportunities & Major Gifts

We are offering naming opportunities for our theater, makers spaces, and many other rooms and spaces throughout the new ArtsCenter. If you are interested in any of these options or in making a major gift, please contact our Development Director, Wendy Smith, at wsmith@artscenterlive.org.


We offer flexible ways to donate at nearly any level, including pledging a future gift or giving over multiple years. To support the ArtsCenter with donations, please contact Wendy Smith or visit our Donations page.


We love referrals! Do you know of individuals or businesses who would be interested in this capital campaign? Would you like to host an informational gathering to connect us to potential donors? Please contact us!

Capital Campaign Team:

Bernadette Pelissier, Capital Campaign Chair

Michael Frisch, Interim Executive Director

Wendy Smith, Development Director
wsmith@artscenterlive.org / 984-500-4523

Rachel Manconi, Development Associate
rmanconi@artscenterlive.org / 984-500-3736