NC Folk Festival Aerial

What is the arts community like in Greensboro? It’s a question we often get from students, and we want to make sure you are aware of all the great opportunities that exist in our community beyond the experiences available at UNCG.

Photo from 2019 Folk Fest

You need not travel any further than down the street – or a short walk from your residence hall – to find world-class arts experiences. Greensboro and the greater Triad region are home to an active and diverse arts community which hosts a wide range of arts and cultural events throughout the year.

The creative influences of the arts are readily evident on our community landscape and culture. Popular headliners, regional favorites, local artists as well as arts organizations and festivals all have venues and outlets to connect the community with their art in Greensboro and beyond.


Ready to get out of town? Greensboro is perfectly situated in the center of the state which makes weekend excursions to Atlanta and DC or day trips to Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh or Wilmington for performances and exhibits easily accessible. A quick trip to New York is also easy with several non-stop flights each day.