Carrboro Is Planning A New ArtsCenter Building

Dec 9, 2013

Carrboro is taking public comment about building a new facility for The ArtsCenter.
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The public is invited to weigh in on plans to build a new Arts and Creativity facility in downtown Carrboro. 

Officials with the current ArtsCenter and the town hope to replace the existing building on a neighboring piece of property over the next five years. 

Art Menius is the Executive Director of the ArtsCenter.  He says there's a desire for more than performance space and classrooms. 

“There's a great deal of interest in Carrboro in incubating, supporting our creative economy and creative industry and figuring out ways that artists and creative businesses can flourish in Carrboro,” he said.

Menius said the center needs more space to serve the community properly.

“We're in a 1955 strip mall that was rehabbed in 1987,” Menius said. “In the evenings when art school is really happening and in the summer here in summer camp for the kids, we simply do not have the space to do the programs that we want to do.”

Menius says the ArtsCenter served nearly 90,000 people in the last fiscal year. 

Tonight's public meeting will be held at 7:30 at the Carrboro Town Hall.