Today on the Action Line with host Scott Walker, he spoke to the Center for the Arts Executive Director Patience Long and Educational Director Denise Parton.
Some of the highlights of the broadcast focused on The Center for the Arts plans for the New Year. Those plans include a long list of plays, musicals, art displays by local artist, acting classes and other educational events and more!
Learn more about the Center for the Arts and how you can get tickets for upcoming shows like Matilda or purchase season tickets, by visiting their website, "BoroArts.org."
About Center for the Arts:
Their goal is to enhance the quality of life locally by providing cultural and economic enrichment through the arts.
1995: The Center for the Arts opened to the public on December 1, 1995. It was originally funded by the City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.
2008: The Center became a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. They depend on the public for funding and hold annual events like the Backstage Bash. In 2021, it was held in October. Plans are already in place for the upcoming 2022 Backstage Bash fundraiser, which will be held during warmer weather on May 21, 2022.
Since their start - the Center for the Arts has been presenting theatrical productions, visual art exhibitions, music concerts, dance performances and educational classes.
Location is Historic:
The Center for the Arts is housed in a structure that was built in 1909 by the U.S. Department of Treasury. The building was originally built on land that was actually used as horse stables, if I’m not mistaken. The U.S. Government built the building to be used as a Post Office, complete with catwalks across the ceiling so that the Postmaster could look down and watch postal workers as they sorted through the daily mail.
In 1962, the building was turned over to the City of Murfreesboro and converted into a library. It was at that point, home to the Linebaugh Library (which has since moved to the building across from the Murfreesboro City Hall near the Vine and South Church Street intersection.
After the library relocated, the building was renovated and became the Center for the Arts.
2022 Upcoming Plays / Performances
Matilda: 01/14 – 01/30
Noises Off – May 13th – 22nd
Hamlet Sept 16-25