Arts organizations proliferated in Durham in the late 1940s. Each organization had its own quarters, schedules, public performances, and efforts to win support. Supporters’ contributions of time and money were too often fragmented among the various organizations.
1975 Durham Arts Council staff members celebrate the holidays in style at their former headquarters, the Foushee house at 810 Proctor Street. (courtesy Jacqueline Erickson Morgan and Durham Arts Council)
In May 1954 the organizations came together to form Allied Arts of Durham, forerunner of today’s Durham Arts Council.
The Durham Arts Council School offers summer camps for 5-to-12-year-old children. Throughout the year it enrolls adults, teens, and children in a vibrant program of over 700 courses in drawing, painting, dance, clay, sculpture, theatre, photography, digital arts, fiber arts, and more. (courtesy Durham Arts Council)