Capital Campaign

For 50 years, the Arts Council moved from one location to another in search of a permanent facility where the arts could flourish. On December 12, 2012, at noon (12-12-12 at 12) we cut the ribbon on an arts facility at 121 S. Centennial Street in downtown High Point!

The Centennial Station Arts Center has enabled the Arts Council to move the arts forward in High Point. In less than a year, the Arts Council has transformed the showrooms into rehearsal studios and the lobbies are now art galleries.

As a former freight train station, it is also a unique venue for weddings, receptions, parties, family gatherings, corporate events and entertainment events.

A capital campaign is underway with naming rights for galleries, rehearsal studios, offices and other spaces. The Arts Council borrowed $981,000 for the purchase of the facility and upfitting and the first note of $250,000 has already been paid. It is the goal of the Arts Council to pay off the entire debt for the facility within three years and place funds into reserves for repairs.

Centennial Station

Centennial Station Arts Center Naming Rights

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3-Year Pledge Naming Rights Sponsor Pledge/Donation
$500,000 High Point’s Arts Center
Guilford County $200,000
$150,000 Dining Car Theatre
$100,000 Sidetrack Lobby & Gallery High Point University $100,000
$75,000 Dining Car Kitchen
$75,000 Box Car Studio
$75,000 Freight Car Studio
$40,000 Caboose Lobby & Gallery Mary & Elliott Wood Foundation $40,000
$25,000 Pullman Train Car Hayden-Harman Foundation $25,000
$15,000 Whistle Stop Bar Ann & Jim Morgan $15,000
$10,000 Ticket Office Ann & Jim Morgan $10,000
$10,000 Conductor’s Office Sparky Stroud $10,000
$10,000 Trainmaster’s Office Doug & Jennifer Burrow $10,000
$10,000 Engineer’s Office Lucille Duncan $11,000
$10,000 Brakeman’s Office
$5,000+ Gold Spiker Sheila & Nick Nikouyeh
Janette & Joey McNeill
$1,000+ Silver Spiker Gurney L. Stroud Jr.
Rhonda & Scott Snider
Courtney & Fred Best
Suzy & Harold Johnson
Linda & Mike O’Briant
Shirley & John Conrad
Dot & Roy Culler Jr.
Dot & Lyles Kearns
Joseph H. Gray Jr

Capital Campaign for Centennial Station Arts Center Gallery