Narrows Center For The Arts
The Narrows Center for the Arts was founded in 1995 for the promotion and enjoyment of the visual and performing arts. The Narrows, a fully accessible venue, is comprised of two visual art galleries, a performance theater and visual artist studios.
Over 20 years ago, the Narrows Center started as a 1,500 s.f. exhibition space located where the North and South Watuppa Ponds come together; a waterway the locals refer to as ‘the Narrows.’ Thanks to generous community support and strong stewardship, the Narrows Center has since grown into a 15,000 s.f. arts venue located on the 3rd floor of a former American Printing Company mill building, which in the early 20th century was part of one of the largest textile operations in the world. The space, with it’s high ceilings and spectacular views of Mount Hope Bay and Battleship Cove, has turned out to be the ideal acoustic and visual backdrop for what has come to be known as a regional destination for the visual and performing arts. Today, the elegant architectural design of the space includes an expansive performance area, working artists’ studios, two art galleries and the Narrows Café, which complete the acclaimed Narrows Center for the Arts.
The Narrows Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization continuing to present exciting ways to engage the public, host one-of-a-kind musical guests and showcase unique works of art. Offering educational arts programming, local school tours and the free annual Narrows Arts Festival, the Narrows proudly presents an ever-growing access and fellowship in the arts.