Venues for the 2019 Greensboro Bound Literary Festival
The Greensboro Cultural Center is home to many arts-related programs in Greensboro. It was founded in 1970. Groups affiliated with the Center include African American Atelier Inc., The Art Alliance of Greensboro, ArtQuest at GreenHill, Center for Visual Artists – Greenhill, The Guilford Native American Art Gallery and The Piedmont Print Co-Op.
Public libraries serve their communities by being a part of the community. In Greensboro, individuals and organizations gather at the Greensboro Central Library to learn for themselves and about others. Through projects like One City, One Book and PoetryGSO, the library has taken a role in building community within our city. Inside the public libraries, Greensboro feels more like a big neighborhood than a small metropolis.
The Greensboro History Museum celebrates Greensboro’s local culture and the city’s prominent place in American history. Collections document the many different nationalities and people who impacted the county’s history. Archives and artifacts relate to the lives of prominent Guilford County residents. For students, for families, for researchers, for everyone, there are opportunities to study events in colonial Guilford County, the Civil War, the roots of the Civil Rights Movement, and the rise of textile manufacturing in the South.
The Triad Stage theater company has received accolades on the national, state and local levels, including being named “One of the Best Regional Theaters in America” by New York’s Drama League, voted the Triad’s “Best Live Theater” by the readers of the News & Record’s GoTriad thirteen years in a row and “Professional Theatre of the Year” by the North Carolina Theatre Conference twice. Its production of Tobacco Road was listed among the “Best of 2007” by The Wall Street Journal. The American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, named Triad Stage “one of the top ten most promising theatres in the country” as the recipient of a 2010 National Theatre Company Grant.
The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (ICRCM) building formerly housed the Woolworth’s, the site of a non-violent protest in the civil rights movement. Four students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) started the Greensboro sit-ins at a “whites only” lunch counter on February 1, 1960. The next day there were twenty students. The aim of the museum’s founders is to ensure that history remembers the actions of the A&T Four, those who joined them in the daily Woolworth’s sit-ins, and others around the country who took part in sit-ins and in the civil rights movement.
The Weatherspoon Art Museum is one of the leading collections of 20th and 21st century American art in the Southeast.
The Elliott University Center (EUC) serves as a welcoming hub of campus life for The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and enhances the collegiate experience for students by providing a venue for learning, entertainment, social interaction and opportunities for self-development.