2018 Government: Leland Cultural Arts Center / Town of Leland
GOVERNMENT – open to agencies and institutions generally described as units of state, county or municipal governments that have served their communities in outstanding ways through the arts, OR elected or appointed officials who, in their official capacities, have demonstrated notable support for the arts through leadership and public policy.
Leland Cultural Arts Center: The Leland Cultural Arts Center is a division of the Leland Parks & Recreation Department with the Town of Leland. Located in Brunswick County, the Town of Leland is located across the Cape Fear River from downtown Wilmington. Leland has experienced exceptional population growth in recent years and the establishment of the Leland Cultural Arts Center is a factor in the decision of many to reside in Leland.
Located in an 18,000 square foot facility, the Leland Cultural Arts Center is a multidisciplinary arts center with studios for painting, pottery, dance, and sculpture. There is also a performing arts stage for music and theatre productions, exhibition space, arts retail space, and a catering kitchen. The center is also available for event rental and community use. There is an active schedule of classes, exhibitions, and live music events. The center employs teaching artists for classes and a professional staff of arts administrators. In addition, the center works with Friends of the Leland Cultural Arts Center, an independent nonprofit, to raise funds for project-specific needs.
The building was purchased by the Town of Leland in 2010. Leland Parks and Recreation staff, with the guidance of the town manager and elected officials, worked with a local architectural firm and did feasibility assessments on a use of the space as an arts center. The Town of Leland took advantage of an opportunity to create a cultural hub for residents and to mark Leland as an emerging arts community in the Wilmington region.
The Leland Cultural Arts Center is an excellent example of support for the arts through leadership and public policy.
Leland Cultural Arts Center: townofleland.com/lcac
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Information: Contact Craig Stinson at 910-524-2679 or Email