Who is the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts?
If you enjoy live theatre, music, fine arts, comedy, children’s programs and art classes – the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts offers all of these and more. Experience a broad variety of art offerings in the intimate black box theater at Center Street Arts, nationally renowned artists in the Rockdale Auditorium and learn from the expert instruction provided by the instructors during ArtSmart Camp.
The mission of the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts is to make the arts an integral part of community development through accessibility to, advocacy for, and promotion of the arts and artists.
The arts council’s vision is to be a partner in building a community enriched by the arts – providing opportunities for community involvement and participation in the arts for all our citizens; to celebrate our diversity and to encourage a balanced quality of life.
In 1989 the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts was established in an effort to enhance the cultural offerings in Rockdale County. In subsequent years, the organization has continued to provide a variety of quality arts programs.
In 1995 the organization received a donation of stock which was designated toward the purchase of a building in the historic “Olde Town” area of Conyers. In October of 2000 the facility opened to the public. In March of 2001, the building, located at 910 Center Street, was officially named Center Street Arts. This facility is now the home of the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts and houses a 83-seat black box theatre and offices.
In 2000 Rockdale County purchased the First Baptist Church complex for use as much needed office space, but made a decision to leave the sanctuary as a performing space. The arts council has begun to build a program of events in that space.
Now named the Rockdale Auditorium, the space has wonderful acoustics and ample seating. The council presents the Preschool Pops Series here as well as other events. It is located at 903 Main Street.