On Tuesday, May 4, the Orange County Board of Commissioners approved the move of the arts commission office into a larger, front-facing, space at the Eno Mill in Hillsborough. Suite 17 is a 7,000 square foot space offering small and large classrooms, a gallery and events space, as well as several affordable spaces available for monthly rental by local cultural organizations. The move is anticipated to begin in June with a goal opening date of early fall, 2021.
The space is located adjacent to the Eno Mill Artist Studios which opened in February of last year. The studios offer workspace for eleven artists and have proven successful despite the pandemic.
“This space will be a game-changer for the arts landscape of our community. We will now have class space for use by local organizations and artists, a proper gallery space to showcase the work of our studio artists, an easily accessible office, and room for local organizations in need of affordable space. None of this would be possible without the generosity of the mill owners. They believe in our vision and have invested in us, and as a result, we are able to pass on this generosity to local arts organizations who need assistance now more than ever,” states Katie Murray, director of the Orange County Arts Commission.
Organizations interested in renting the space can contact Katie Murray for additional information.