The ArtsCenter Photoblog

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.

December 4, 2010

Preview: Lizzy Ross with Birds & Arrows

Filed under: Music, Preview — Tags: , — Lisa Pepin @ 4:07 pm

It may be snowing, but Lizzy Ross and Birds & Arrows are still playing tonight at 8:30!

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 16, 2010

10 by 10 Festival Continues

Filed under: Preview, Theater — Tags: — Lyndsay Booth @ 10:21 pm

Just a reminder the 10 by 10 Festival is continuing this weekend. Check out a show Saturday at 8 or Sunday at 3. Tickets are only $10 for ten awesome short plays. Here is your 10 by 10 photo of the week.

June 23, 2010

10 by 10 Festival

Filed under: Preview, Theater, Uncategorized — Tags: , — Lyndsay Booth @ 3:03 pm

The 9th Annual 10 by 10 Festival is just around the corner. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, the Festival showcases several different ten minute plays. Get excited. These plays may be short, but they are still massively entertaining. In anticipation of the event, I will be posting one publicity photo each week until the festival. No captions though. You have to come to the festival to find out what is happening! Be sure to check back next Wednesday for a new photo!

Dates: July 8,9,10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 8pm

July 11, 18 and 25 3pm

May 9, 2010


Filed under: Preview, Theater, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 5:08 pm

The ArtsCenter is pleased to present a modern production of Eurydice.

“The most magical love story of all time, this is a play for sighing and crying; singing out loud and dancing with abandon. A contemporary telling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth…but this time it’s from Eurydice’s point of view.”

Shows are May 13-15 and May 20-22 at 8pm and May 16 & 23 at 3pm. Tickets range from $10-$14.

Check out some photos of the cast in character below!


April 24, 2010

Preview: ChestFest 2010!

It takes a village. Come out Saturday night to ChestFest 2010, a fundraiser for Sam’s top surgery and networking opportunity to talk about creating a local non-profit/project dedicated towards trans health assistance.

There will be burlesque, live music, belly dancing and a silent auction. Bidding starts at 7 p.m., music and fun start at 8:30 p.m. Check out some of the silent auction items and acts below–you don’t want to miss this!


Screen printed napkins from Carrboro's own Flytrap Studios.

Below below for more!


March 29, 2010

Preview: Amanda Barr Closing Party

Filed under: Gallery, Miscellaneous, Preview — Tags: , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 12:54 pm

The ArtsCenter’s very own house manager Amanda Barr is having a closing party for her display in the East End Gallery Wednesday, March 31st 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Amanda has been working on this installation for the month of March in the East End Gallery at The ArtsCenter; it’s always changing and getting more extensive.

Amanda’s photos of the installation are below–remember: Wednesday at 7 p.m.!


Part of Amanda Barr's installion. Photo courtesy of Amanda Barr.


December 12, 2009

A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Filed under: Classes, Preview, Theater — Tags: , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 1:29 pm

The cast of A Child's Christmas in Wales during a recent rehersal.

The ArtsCenter proudly presents A Child’s Christmas in Wales. The Youth Preforming Arts Conservatory has been hard at work all fall and now would like to share with you some of what they accomplished.  There are still plenty of opportunities to come see the show. Below is the description of the show from the ArtsCenter’s website and a list of show times! Check back soon for shots from rehersals!

The Youth Performing Arts Conservatory and ArtsCenter Stage team up to present Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales, an opportunity for inter-generational collaboration and celebration.  Join us in the ice-cream hills for all the tall tales, balloons, dessertspoons, tinsled windows, fire brigades and tons and tons of useless presents.  We’ll leave a footprint so big, “people will think there’s been hippos”!

Showdates:  Saturday, December 12, Sunday, December 13, Friday, December 18, Saturday, December 19, Sunday, December 20

Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays 7pm, Sundays 3pm


December 2, 2009

ELF Arts and Crafts Holiday Fair: December 12th!

Filed under: Miscellaneous, Preview — Tags: , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 2:12 pm

The candy cane-themed flyer for this year's festival: Dec. 12, 1-5 at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro!

The ArtsCenter’s annual holiday crafts fair, ELF, is coming up on Dec. 12th from 1 to 5 at The ArtsCenter! House manager Amanda Barr, who runs the fair, says it’s going to be pretty punk rock. Go here to see a list of vendors and arts-and-craftsers who will be there–Santa and his elves are a given.

Here’s a note from Amanda on what’s new:
This year Roulette Vintage will be participating and joining in on organizing. ELF wants to welcome and encourage local artisans to share their arts and crafts with the surrounding community in an approachable and festive setting. This year we have an amazing selection of goods to adore; handmade soaps, knit goods, jewelry, pillows, silk screened clothing, ceramic vessels, holiday cards, imaginative magnets and lots of art. PLEASE COME AND ENJOY SNACKS, OLD HOLIDAY MOVIES, BEVERAGES, SANTA AND MUSIC!

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