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Elizabeth City - Arts of the Albemarle
Headquarters for Arts of the Albemarle and the hub of a dynamic Elizabeth City visual and performing arts scene, The Center holds forth in a prominent spot on Elizabeth City’s Main Street. The home-town crowd refers to the handsome red brick structure as the Lowry-Chesson building (1897), well-known for its former lives as a Vaudeville touring venue and flagship department store. Today, thanks to a stunning $4 million renovation, The Center is enjoying a vibrant second act, with ample space to accommodate:
The Jaquelin Jenkins Gallery, presenting monthly exhibitions from local and visiting artists. The downstairs gallery is home to more than 200 local artists and photographers.
The Maguire Theatre, an intimate 250-seat performance space which hosts live musical performances and theatrical presentations, including those staged by the AOA Center Players, a children’s performance company.
School of the Arts, offering individual and group instruction in the visual and performing arts, including guitar, flute, voice, violin and piano. A summer program focuses on day camps for all ages, with instruction in painting, music and drama.
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