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Through the production and exhibition of art works or performance activities and events, participants can step into the role of artist. Art making has a positive effect on an individuals self-esteem and more importantly, life outcomes for youth and adults alike. From those who discover a new talent, to those who discover a creative approach to problem solving, [the arts] affect lives in a positive way. Young people are given a positive outlet for their emotions. Working artists as positive role models, provide support and multiple views of creative inspiration, ideas and outcomes.  Through our programs we work to effect positive change.

The Ellington-White Contemporary


An art gallery for emerging and professional artists with a yearly schedule of local, national and international exhibitions designed to reflect and respond to cultural arts diversity of the community.


113 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 11 AM - 4PM


Exhibition Contact: Gallery Manager  •  910-483-1388  •,


Discovering the Arts


A program for young people ages 10 – 18, taught by selected professional arts educators, and artists from the community. Participants experience the full range of art making processes and mediums as well as an exposure to dance, theatre and music disciplines.


This year Ellington-White CDC will hold five (5) DTA summer arts camps from June 20 – August 5th on the campus of Fayetteville State University.  Our camps are in collaboration with CommuniCare Inc. T-MAC program and their group home participants, The Vision Resource Center and The Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority (FMHA) and others.

CLICK HERE     For Current Summer Program Info.



National Conference of Artists North Carolina Chapter at Fayetteville


The purpose of NCA is to bring together African American visual artists, arts educators, art administrators, and other supporters interested in the visual arts to preserve, promote, and develop the creative forces and expressions of African American artists. This membership based organization has chapters and members located throughout the country.



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