Carrboro Board of Aldermen member Bethany Chaney said there is talk of co-locating departments in the Century Center, such as the parks and recreation department or the sheriff’s department.
“I think it would be a real terrific partnership if we could collaborate and use our public space in creative ways,” she said.
The ArtsCenter, a nonprofit founded in 1974, offers public service programs with a community of artists through classes, showcases and concerts. The organization is Orange County’s largest employer of artists, with a local economic impact of over $3,200,000, 103 full time jobs and $301,000 in state and local tax revenue.
“Right now the ArtsCenter space is inadequate. It’s not large enough for the scale of activities, it needs a lot of technological upgrades and it’s currently in kind of an awkward location,” Chaney said.