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ARTS & CULTURE

Arts and culture have a big impact on area residents, and Archdale-Trinity provides enriching cultural experiences for all who choose to partake.

The Northwestern Randolph County Arts Council is dedicated to bringing arts opportunities of all descriptions to the community by conducting and promoting events and programs ranging from museum tours, art exhibits, visiting artists in the schools, and an annual Dinner, Dancing, and the Arts event, as well as musical concerts. Artist displays are featured at the historic Hammond-Ragan House and this active organization adds enjoyment and excitement to the community experience.

The Triad Wind Ensemble offers area musicians-youth and adults- an opportunity to share their talents with residents. Formed for the purpose of encouraging the arts and to keep arts alive within our schools and community, this group provides seasonal and area concerts, and brings a much-needed local flavor to the cultural community.

The North Carolina Pottery Center in nearby Seagrove showcases permanent exhibits of more than 800 pieces of pottery, artifacts, and photographs tracing North Carolina’s pottery history from prehistoric Native Americans to the present, with displays interpreting the impact of social, technological, and economic changes to one of the state’s most unique cultural resources. The center features four changing exhibits annually, as well as a gift shop that includes locally handcrafted Seagrove Pottery.

A short distance away, the Winston-Salem and the Greensboro symphonies perform both classical and popular music. The North Carolina School of the Arts and area colleges and universities also offer outstanding musical and theatrical performances.

The Randolph Arts Guild is housed in the W. H. Moring Jr. Arts Center located in nearby Asheboro. The establishment features a large gallery that showcases local and regional artists. The organization serves as the arts council for Randolph County residents outside the A-T area, and partners with the NWRAC to provide arts opportunities all county citizens. A short distance away, the Winston-Salem and the Greensboro symphonies perform both classical and popular music. The North Carolina School of the Arts and area colleges and universities also offer outstanding musical and theatrical performances.

The Archdale Public Library is a model as a regional facility, and the fastest growing, full service branch within the Randolph county Public Library system. They offer big city services while maintaining a family-room feel: Internet computers, free Wi-Fi access, books, storytimes and many other programs. They stock best sellers, large print titles, audio books and a large collection of children’s materials. Outdoor lovers can enjoy the ambiance of the Reading Garden Patio or wander into the adjoining Creekside Park to read their favorite book.

Nearby High Point hosts the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, which offers annual productions of the Bard’s plays and other classics. Its annual performances of "A Christmas Carol" are a highlight of the holiday season.

High Point is also home to the Doll and Miniature Museum of High Point, featuring more than 2,700 dolls from around the world. The museum's collection includes 50 rare Creche dolls, Bride & Groom flea dolls, more than 130 Shirley Temple dolls, 19 African-American Personality Dolls and a miniature bedroom gallery featuring the work of famous miniaturist, Eugene Kupjack."
   
Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce
213 Balfour Drive Archdale, NC 27263
336-434-2073 Fax: 336-431-5845
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