Arts Directory

Connect with the Arts in Your Community

  • Stanly Arts Guild

    For the finest in Visual Arts, contact the Stanly Arts Guild. The Arts Guild is a collective group of painters, potters, photographers, woodcarvers, jewelry makers, and more! They are located in their new location at 330-C North Second St., Albemarle, NC 28001. Call 704-983-4278.

    www.stanlyartsguild.com

    Gallery Hours:
    Sunday/Monday/Tuesday: CLOSED
    Wednesday: 12 pm – 4 pm
    Thursday: 12 pm – 6 pm
    Friday: 12 pm – 4 pm 
    Saturday: 10 am- 2 pm

    For other art galleries/studios in Stanly County, download the Artist Directory.

  • Theatre – Nonprofit

    Playtime Children’s Theatre

    One of the two non-profit organizations under Uwharrie Youth Arts (the other being City Youth Ballet), this group offers students the opportunity to participate in a theatrical performance with no previous experience necessary.

    www.uwharrieyoutharts.com

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    The Talent Company

    This youth-based musical theatre organization produces shows that are acted, directed, and designed primarily by youth ages 18 & under. They have an adult board of directors as well as a youth board. Featuring 2 major performances a year, this organization gives kids and teens the opportunity to experience musical theatre and build relationships with their peers.

    www.thetalentcompany.org

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    The Uwharrie Players

    This organization is a long-standing local non-profit community-based theatre dedicated to bringing locals together in high-quality theatrical performances. Their season consists of 3 main stage shows.

    Contact: Angie Brown, Administrative Asst.
    P.O. Box 131, Albemarle, NC 28002

    704-985-3308

    Email Us

    www.uwharrieplayers.org

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    Theatre – Business/Professional Lessons

    Albemarle Academy of Dance (AAD)

    In addition to their dance classes, AAD also offers classes in Musical Theatre & Voice for ages 8 & up, Theatre & Improvisation for ages 7 & up, and Voice for ages 8 & up.

    Contact: Edmund Roush
    26810 Ross Drive, Albemarle, NC 28001
    info@albemarleacademyofdance.com

    www.albemarleacademyofdance.com

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    Music on Main

    Offering lessons in Voice & Theatre Arts

    Contact: Tim Harris
    126 E. Main Street, Albemarle, NC 28001
    704-322-3719

    www.musiconmain.mymusicstaff.com

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  • Dance – Nonprofit

    City Youth Ballet

    An open youth-based non-profit dance organization that allows children and youth to participate in and develop an appreciation and respect for dance and Ballet. The City Youth Ballet performs the Nutcracker every other year. Anyone can audition, no experience necessary. This organization operates under the Uwharrie Youth Arts.

    Contact: Leigh Roush or Hillary McSwain
    26810 Ross Drive
    Albemarle, NC 28001
    704-982-7514

    www.uwharrieyoutharts.com

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    Dance – Business/Professional Lessons

    Albemarle Academy of Dance (AAD)

    Offering classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop, Tumbling, Musical Theatre, Theatre/Improvisation, and Voice.

    Contact: Leigh Roush or Hillary McSwain
    26810 Ross Drive
    Albemarle, NC 28001
    704-982-7514

    www.albemarleacademyofdance.com

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    Melissa Kathleen’s School of Dance

    Offering Classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and more!

    Contact: Melissa Zaleski
    Certified by Carolina Dance Masters
    151 N. 1st Street
    Albemarle, NC 28001
    704-982-0528

    www.mkschoolofdance.com

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  • Music – Nonprofit

    Stanly County Concert Association

    Offering a concert season with a variety of acts including music celebrities, bands, orchestras, tributes, musical theatre, opera, and more! Celebrating their 67th season of “Live… On Our Stage” with performances at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center.

    Contact: Charlotte Maness

    P.O. Box 1142
    Albemarle, NC 280002
    info@stanlyconcert.com

    www.stanlyconcert.com

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    Stanly County Concert Band

    Stanly County’s newest non-profit music organization offers concerts in a variety of styles. This all-volunteer band is comprised of many local musicians, music teachers, and other professionals.

    Contact: James Cotton
    P.O. Box 2137
    Albemarle, NC 28002

    www.stanlycountyconcertband.com

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    Stanly County Chorale

    Offering 2 concerts a year in choral music, this is an all-volunteer vocal group that loves to share its passion for vocal music with the public.

    Contact: Becky Wall
    P.O. Box 1038
    Norwood, NC 28128
    704-474-3991

    www.stanlychorale.org

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    Singing Americans of Stanly County

    This patriotic vocal ensemble performs in Stanly County for special events and holidays, and recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.

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    Music – Business/Professional Lessons

    Music on Main

    Offers lessons in keyboard/piano, drums, strings, brass, woodwind, voice, and theatre arts, as well as music reading, theory, technique, guitar chords, and tablature.

    Contact: Tim Harris
    126 E. Main Street, Albemarle, NC 28001
    704-322-3719

    www.musiconmain.mymusicstaff.com

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    Ron’s Pickin’ Parlor

    Offers lessons in guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bass, banjo, and other stringed instruments as well as voice. Instrument setup and repair also available.

    Contact: Ron Hatley
    4961 Rushing Rd.
    Stanfield, NC 28163
    704-888-9961
    banjoron@bellsouth.net

    www.ronspickinparlor.com

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    The Piano Studio

    Offers piano lessons from beginning to advanced levels.

    633 Ridge Street
    Albemarle, NC 28001
    704-982-5579
    info@pianolessonsnc.com

    www.thepianostudionc.com

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  • Stanly County celebrates its very own local playwright, Mr. Mark Cook. Mark is a retired English teacher and had his play The Codgerella, produced by the Uwharrie Players in the fall of 2013.

    To connect with other North Carolina writers, contact:

    North Carolina Writers Network
    P.O. Box 21591
    Winston-Salem, NC 27120

    www.ncwriters.org


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