The Center des arts celebrates its 20th anniversary with a season focused on the region

The Carrollton Center for the Arts’ 2022-2023 season celebrates the facility’s twentieth year with performances, exhibits and special events honoring the center’s local heritage.

Several artists, many with local roots, will perform on the main stage this season, including UWG Music Faculty Showcase, Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m.; Carrollton Divas, September 22, 7:30 p.m.; Classics and Grass, October 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Tyler Lyle Band, Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.; David Pippin’s Latin Experience, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Mystery Musical, April 12-16.

The new season will feature three Carroll County Community Theater productions: The Miracle WorkerSeptember 16-18; A Christmas Story, from December 1 to 4 and Steel MagnoliasMarch 10-12, 17-19.

The Carroll County Community Choir will present Christmas in CarrolltonDecember 9 and 10 and Celebration concertApril 21th.

The Carrollton Jazz Orchestra returns with its fall concert, November 10; Christmas Concert, December 15 and Spring Concert, March 23.

The Carrollton Wind Ensemble will present their launch concert on October 13; Christmas Concert, December 13 and Bon Voyage Concerto, May 9.

The Carroll Symphony Orchestra Concert Masterpieces will take place on February 9.

The beloved Christmas classic, Nutcracker Balletreturns to the center, from November 18 to 20.

A variety of exhibitions showcasing the talents of local and regional artists are on display at the Roush Gallery and Center Galleria, including: It’s a Long Story: Works by Selected UWG StudentsAugust 11 – September 15; Character Design: Costume designs by Alan Yeong, Nan Stevens and Craig Jonesfrom September 1 to October 13; school artsSeptember 26 – October 22; Play with artfrom October 27 to December 8; The Prism of Familiar Soundfrom January 5 to February 16 and Carrollton Collects Exhibit and Silent AuctionFebruary 24 – April 6.

Carrollton Artists Guild Small parcels show, featuring works that fit in a cubic foot of space and a selection of works by members of the Carrollton Writer’s Guild, returns from November 3 through December 15. Local Connections: Carrollton Artist Guild Juried ExhibitionApril 20 – June 1.

The Carrollton Festival of the Arts will once again host more than 70 visual artists from across the United States on October 8-9.

The Arts Center will proudly host Traveling exhibition The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinciat Depot on Bradley, from March 27 to April 27.

Grasshopper Tea and The Basement of Wonder Puppet ShowAugust 20 and Celebrating Local Authors: Alison Umminger and Maggie Mitchell, October 20-21, join the Susan Hayward Tribute Film, AlleyJanuary 7, to the centre’s special events calendar.

The Arts Center suggests patrons purchase memberships, which save 20% off face value tickets and guarantee seats to sold-out shows and concerts. Season passes can be ordered by phone at (770) 838-1083, purchased in person at the Center for the Arts at 251 Alabama Street Tuesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., or online at Current season ticket holders can renew until July 22. New season ticket sales begin July 25 and end August 12. Ticket sales for individual events begin August 15. Arts Center membership packages can also be purchased.

For questions regarding the Carrollton Center for the Arts, please call the center box office at (770) 838-1083.

William E. Bennett