2014-ongoing  |  Carrboro Arts and Innovation Center   |   Carrboro, NC

Szostak Design is assisting The ArtsCenter in Carrboro with a comprehensive master plan and new building proposal for the redevelopment of its existing campus.

The new facility would be called the Carrboro Arts and Innovation Center (CAIC) and would allow the organization to greatly expand its education, exhibition and performance offerings to arts patrons of all ages. CAIC would include additional gallery spaces for local artists and multiple performance spaces for local theater and musical groups as well as national performing artists.

Planned for four phases, the five-story project will include a 350-seat performance hall, recital space, black box theater, classrooms for the teaching of sculpture, ceramics and painting, a dance studio, exhibit spaces and an incubator space for entrepreneurs and artists. In addition, the building’s ground floor will house an interactive museum and learning space for children.

The ArtsCenter exists in order to educate and inspire artistic creativity and to enrich the lives of people of all ages. The vision of The ArtsCenter is to create an educational environment that provides opportunities, inspiration and tools to people of all ages and skill levels to participate in the arts.