As its name implies, Greensboro is home to numerous green spaces, public parks and gardens, such as the Greensboro Arboretum, LeBauer Park, and Greensboro Center City Park, which feature works by North Carolina artists. Greensboro is home to an active and diverse arts community, and hosts a wide range of arts and cultural events year-round, including the nationally acclaimed annual Eastern Music Festival, featuring more than 100 summer performances from varied musical backgrounds. Greensboro is also home to the Triad Stage, a professional theatre company based in Greensboro’s downtown historic district.
The Weatherspoon Art Museum, located at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, houses one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary art in the Southeast. Nearby, the Greensboro Cultural Center houses more than 25 visual and performing arts organizations, art galleries, rehearsal halls, a sculpture garden, and an outdoor amphitheater.
A wide range of artistic and cultural resources are available within driving distance from Greensboro, with major cultural centers in Asheville, Charlotte, Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Raleigh hosting acclaimed museums, galleries, performance spaces, and theatres. Closer to home in the Piedmont Triad region, nearby Winston-Salem and High Point offer a diverse range of arts, performances and events.
You can find out more about Greensboro’s diverse cultural offerings with these resources:
- 17 Days
- Art in Odd Places, 2013
- Elsewhere, a living museum
- First Fridays in downtown Greensboro
- GoTriad SCENE
- Greensboro Coliseum Complex
- Greensboro Cultural Arts Center
- Resources for New Residents
One of the largest cities in North Carolina, Greensboro is situated 30 miles east of Winston-Salem, 75 miles west of Raleigh, and 80 miles northeast of Charlotte, and lies midway between Washington, DC and Atlanta.