ARTFUL TRAVELERS

Take the stress out of traveling and let Alamance Arts take care of everything. We plan exciting, informative trips to surrounding museums, historical sites, and more. We would love for you to join us on our next excursion! All you have to do is sign up, relax, and enjoy the ride.

To sign up for a trip:

  • Please call 336-226-4495 for reservations or stop by Alamance Arts
  • You can pay by cash, check, or Visa / Mastercard / Discover. Make checks payable to: Alamance Arts
  • To ensure your seat, payment for trips must be received 1 week prior to departure
  • All trips are non-refundable after the final due date
  • All trips will depart from the Alamance Arts at 213 S. Main St., Graham, NC 27253

2017-18 Scheduled Trips

For the fifth year, Alamance Arts is partnering with Premier World Discovery to offer some fabulous trips both in the United States and abroad.  Past trips include California, Arizona, Cuba, Northern Italy as well as the Canadian Rockies.  Premier World Discovery only works with non-profits, and we feel that they have provided great trips at a good value.  Alamance Arts benefits as well.  

Click HERE to download our July 2017 Artful Travelers Newsletter for a full listing of upcoming trips!

Blowing Rock House Tour
Friday, July 28, 2017
Leave:  Captain White House at 8:30 a.m.
Return:  7 p.m.
Cost for members:  $90
Cost for nonmembers:  $95

Join Alamance Arts for a tour inside and out Blowing Rock's most beautiful homes, an event hosted by St. Mary's Episcopal Church.  Transportation between houses will be provided, but walking is also an option.  The tour, lunch, and transportation to and from Blowing Rock will be included in the cost.

Click HERE to download PDF

***This event is filled.  Please contact Karen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to be placed on the waiting list!

A Pacific Coast Adventure
August 17 - 25, 2017

Cost:  $2,999 (includes roundtrip airfare from RDU, 8 nights in first-class hotels, tours, admissions and some meals

Highlights of this trip include Boeing factory tour, Redwood National Park, dune buggy tour, and Fisherman's Wharf dinner.

Click HERE to download PDF


Georgia O'Keeffe:  Living Modern
Exhibition at Reynolda House, Museum of American Art
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Cost for members:  $80
Cost for nonmembers:  $85

The work in this exhibition explores how the artist's modern sensibility saturated her art, her life, her homes, and her carefully fashioned public (and private) personas.  

Click HERE to download PDF


Christmas Market - Vienna

Vienna & Christmas Market River Cruise
December 3 - 11, 2017
Cost:  Prices start at $3,195 (includes airfiare, lodging, 18 meals and tour costs)

Ride aboard the Amadeus Silver II for nine days, travels will visit ports in Germany and Austria.  

Click HERE to download PDF


Great Trains & Grand Canyons
April 8-13, 2018
Cost:  $2,395 (includes airfare, lodging, tour costs and some meals)

Travelers will spend five nights in a lovely hotel in Sedona, Arizona and there will be two train excursions, a trip to the Grand Canyon National Park and Oak Creek Canyon, Old Town Scottsdale and Sedona Trolley Tour. 

Click HERE to download PDF


 

Alaska Cruise Tour
June 11 - 21, 2018
Cost:  Rates begin at $4,549 (includes total cost of airfare from RDU, Hotel and cruise accommodations, 20 meals and tours)

Who hasn't dreamed of an Alaskan Cruise?  Alamance Arts has partnered with Premier to offer an adventure aboard the Norwegian Sun!. 

Click HERE to download PDF

Interested in learning more about our PREMIER TRIPS?  Join us on Tuesday, August 15th at Captain James and Emma Holt White House at 5:30 p.m. to learn more from Premier World Travel Amanda Speer who will be talking about our two upcoming trips:  Alaska Cruise Tour & Great Trains & Grand Canyons.  Hope to see you there!


 

ARTS IN EDUCATION

The arts provide a more comprehensive and insightful education because they invite students to explore the emotional, intuitive, and irrational aspects of life that science is hard pressed to explain." -Charles Fowler

Engaging the minds, hearts, and bodies of participants, the arts are recognized as extremely effective tools for developing cognitive, social, personal and academic competencies. Children who have access to artistic media and instruction learn self-expression, creative problem-solving, tolerance in diversity, and a host of other skills that help improve academic performance, social ease, and workforce preparedness. We believe that practicing creative self-expression is integral to the education of our children.

 

Go Live

The Go Live program exposes every 2nd grader from public schools, private schools, and home schools in Alamance County to high quality theater and theater education. First, Alamance Arts offers an orientation workshop for all 2nd grade teachers to introduce them to the performance and its educational components. We then divide all of the classes into groups to see performances at local schools performed by a touring children’s theatre group. Our goal is for the students to have a memorable experience of professional grade theatre. To follow up, we present a theatre workshop that ties in with the performance at each of the schools.

 

RAMP it Up!

Alamance Arts works with the After School programs in Alamance County to provide enrichment activities once a month for five months to elementary schools in Alamance County for the “RAMP It Up!” program. The activities are meant to encourage individual creativity and the arts. Previous activities have included weaving, pottery, drama, and more. While simply having fun remains a key ingredient, the program also benefits students by nurturing innate creativity; building skills in self expression, communications, problem-solving and group dynamics; and boosting the self-confidence of participants, strengthening their resilience and instilling in them a new enthusiasm about school and their daily involvements. Alamance Arts identifies, contracts with and orients art instructors for the program based on skill and their ability to create a healthy and energizing classroom environment. Interested instructors should contact Alamance Arts during the summer for more information regarding the upcoming school year.

 

Gallery Talks & Visits

Schedule a field trip to see our current exhibition. We will arrange for a docent tour and exhibition related activities.

For more information on any of our programs, please call or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 336-226-4495

 

FAMILY FUN DAY

Alamance Arts invites you and your children every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 – 11:30 a.m. for Family Fun Day! We create a variety of crafts and artwork based on a unique theme for each month. We also choose an artist to highlight and create an inspired craft from their artwork. There are also door prizes, face painting and visits by Arty the Mouse, who lives in our big yellow house!

The cost is a mere $3 per family, and walk-ins are encouraged! So tell your friends and bring the family to have a great time at the Captain White House.

Supplies

The Arts Council and the Family Fun Day Committee provide all the supplies for Family Fun Day. We could not do so without the help of supply donations. We can always use the following items for future projects:

  • Glue sticks
  • Plastic container tops - all sizes & colors
  • 2 liter green bottles
  • Children’s door prizes
  • CD’s/DVD’s
  • CD/DVD cases
  • Tempera paint
  • Jingle bells
  • Cardstock
  • Construction paper
  • Leftover craft or scrapbooking supplies
  • Paint stirrers
  • Containers for banks - Pringles/Stax, nut, coffee, peanut butter, mayo
  • Feathers

2017 Family Fun Events

Arbor Day Outdoor Celebration, Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Click HERE to download flyer.

 

HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year Alamance Arts offers scholarships to students planning to further their education in one of the arts disciplines. The four scholarships are awarded in the amount of $500 each. Deadline is April 15th of each year.

Download the current application here.

Scholarships

  • The Janet Rhyne Andrews Scholarship, awarded for any arts discipline
  • The Hazel C. Sellers Scholarship for Visual Arts
  • The Sarah H. Rhyne Scholarship for the Performing Arts
  • One general Scholarship, awarded for any arts discipline

Eligibility Requirements

  • A resident of Alamance County
  • A high school senior (or equivalent)
  • Acceptance or pending acceptance in a college/university or other institution of higher
  • learning for the purpose of earning a major degree in an arts discipline (visual, performing or literary arts)
 
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