The ArtsCenter Photoblog

January 12, 2011

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Filed under: Kids, Theater — Tags: — Lyndsay Booth @ 8:20 pm

Hope everyone had a great holiday season and enjoyed all of the snow! The blog is now back from its winter break, and by popular demand, here are some more photos from the ArtsCenter’s holiday show, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The show was fantastic.  Don’t forget to click more!




Charlie and Grandpa Joe


December 8, 2010

ELF Holiday Craft Fair–this Saturday!

Filed under: Gallery, Kids, Miscellaneous, Music, Preview — Tags: , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 9:28 pm

ELF holiday craft fair is this Saturday! Local artists, designers and all-around crafty people will be selling their awesome stuff just in time for the holidays. Things like soap, knit wear, baby stuff, jewelry, soy candles, pillows, arts and crafts from Oaxacan artists, paintings, cards, baby stuff, and ceramics, are just the tip of the Elf’s iceberg.

With live music by Billy Sugarfix and Jil Christensen, a holiday movie installation, and delicious grog, wine, cider, and beer on tap. Don’t miss it! 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in The ArtsCenter’s West End gallery.

Click here to show all your Facebook friends where you’ll be on Saturday, and go here to learn more about all the unique stuff you can find!


ELF poster designed by Ron Liberti.

November 6, 2010

Baby Loves Disco

Filed under: Dance, Kids — Tags: , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 2:06 pm

On Friday, the ArtsCenter welcomed the Baby Loves Disco Lemonade Tour to town. There was great music, adorable dancing babies, face paint and healthy snacks, all for a great cause! The Lemonade Tour is designed to raise money an awareness for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a non-profit which raises money to fight childhood cancer. Check out some photos from the event below (and don’t forget to click “more” to see more photos)!


Batman breaks it down for the win in the Little Dancer dance competition.


October 25, 2010

Acting Classes for Kids

Filed under: Classes, Kids, Theater — Lisa Pepin @ 8:29 pm

Little kids turn The ArtsCenter into a classroom, the beach and their own stage as they learn acting. Check out photos of The ArtsCenter’s acting class for kids below (click “see more” for more photos!), and click here to learn more about ArtSchool!


October 14, 2010

Living Dead in Denmark

The Youth Performing Arts Conservatory kids have outdone themselves. This weekend they’re putting on a show that brings Shakespeare’s most famous characters back from the dead–with zombies!

Living Dead in Denmark, a comic book fantasia, throws Shakespeare’s most beloved characters including Ophelia, Juliet (both back from the dead), Lady M, Puck, Titania and Horatio into an us-versus-zombies apocalyptic scenario.  Mixing martial arts, horror movies and comic books, Living Dead in Denmark is the perfect storm of Halloween theatre.  Intended for audiences 14 and up.

Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. I got to go to rehearsal yesterday–check out a sneak peak and some outtakes below (don’t forget to click see more for more photos)! There are no captions, you have to go to the show to find out what’s happening!




October 1, 2010


Filed under: Kids, Outside — Tags: , — Lisa Pepin @ 10:04 pm

Spots are still open for the ArtsCenter’s AfterSchool program for kids!

For more information and to register, click here!



August 29, 2010

Youth Preforming Arts Conservatory

Registration is now open for Fall 2010 Youth Preforming Arts Conservatory Classes. Classes are available for students in Kindergarten up through 12th grade. There are many classes to choose from including on camera acting, stage combat, improv and theater tech. Also, new this fall is the YPAC School of Rock and Roll. Classes are offered in music video production, concert lighting, live audio engineering and even being in a rock band! Students in the School of Rock and Roll will work together to produce a final live concert at Cats Cradle. Check out the ArtsCenter’s website for more information on the classes, and check below for some photos from some of this summer’s YPAC classes.


Looking over a script in preparation for auditions during the on-camera acting class.


July 22, 2010


There are a ton of exciting things going on this week as the ArtsCenter. First up is the Summer Youth Preforming Arts Conservatory’s performance of Drood: The Musical.  The Summer Youth Conservatory is a collaboration between the ArtsCenter and Playmakers Repertory Company, the professional  theater company at UNC.  It pairs talented young theater students with professional directors, choreographers and designers. Five weeks of classes cumulated in a staged production.

Based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens, Drood is a Tony Award winning musical in which the audience participates in solving a murder mystery.  I got to sit in on two rehearsals this week and these kids are really talented and the show is a lot of fun. You won’t want to miss it. Check out a few rehearsal photos below and be sure to go see the show, which runs through Sunday. Click here for more information about show times and how to purchase tickets.


July 11, 2010

ArtsCamp 2010

Filed under: ArtSchool, Kids — Lyndsay Booth @ 9:44 pm

ArtsCamp 2010 is in full swing for local children of all ages.  Students are exercising their creative skills in all different fields of art from comic book drawing to sculpture making to dance and fashion.  Several camps recently ended and students held a sharing day to show off to friends and family what they had been working so hard on over the past week or two. Take a  look below for some photos. Some camps are still open. Check out more information here or contact The ArtsCenter.

The entire class contributed making this pot.


June 5, 2010

Youth Preforming Arts Conservatory Sharing Day

Last week, several classes from the Youth Preforming Arts Conservatory held a sharing day, show off some of the skills they have been working on all year. Students presented several skits including a re-telling of several familiar fairytale, as well as some skits about the first day of school. Check below for some photos! Remember, the summer preforming arts camp for teens start June 14, so make sure to register now!




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