About CRCA

If you enjoy live theatre, music, fine arts, comedy, children’s programs and art classes – the Conyers/Rockdale Council for the Arts offers all of these and more. Experience a broad variety of art offerings in the intimate black box theater at Center Street Arts, nationally renowned artists in the Rockdale Auditorium and learn from the expert instruction provided by the instructors during ArtSmart Camp.

Mission

The mission of the Conyers/Rockdale Council for the Arts is to make the arts an integral part of community development through accessibility to, advocacy for, and promotion of the arts and artists.  The arts council’s vision is to be a partner in building a community enriched by the arts – providing opportunities for community involvement and participation in the arts for all our citizens; to celebrate our diversity and to encourage a balanced quality of life.

History

In 1989 the Conyers/Rockdale Council for the Arts was established in an effort to enhance the cultural offerings in Rockdale County. In subsequent years, the organization has continued to provide a variety of quality arts programs.

In 1995 the organization received a donation of stock which was designated toward the purchase of a building in the historic “Olde Town” area of Conyers. In October of 2000 the facility opened to the public. In March of 2001, the building, located at910 Center Street, was officially named Center Street Arts. This facility is now the home of the Conyers/Rockdale Council for the Arts and houses a 99-seat black box theatre and offices.

In 2000 Rockdale County purchased the FirstBaptist Church complex for use as much needed office space, but made a decision to leave the sanctuary as a performing space. The arts council has begun to build a program of events in that space.

The newly named Rockdale Auditorium has wonderful acoustics and ample seating. The council presents the Pre School Pops Series here as well as other events. It is located at 903 Main Street.

CRCA Logo

The CRCA logo was adopted in 2001. The two Matisse-like figures embrace a map of RockdaleCounty and are based on a design by Chris Cook. The logo colors are as varied as the spectrum allows but the figures always embrace the community in which the council is based.

Our Board of Directors

Dotti Bala, President
Copy Central
1264 Parker Rd.
Conyers, Ga 30094
Office 770-918-2588
dotti@copycentral.comcastbiz.net
 

Neal Lange, Vice President
20 Logan’s Run
Covington, Ga 30016
Home 770-845-0715
nlange@bellsouth.net
 

Mark Jaynes, Treasurer
Ingle Courier Services, Inc.
50 Patterson Way
Covington, Ga 30016
Cell 404-444-2516
Home 770-786-2130
mark@inglecourier.com

Jennifer Baker, Secretary
The Sketching Pad
928 Center Street
Conyers, Ga 30012
Cell 678-787-2552
info@thesketchingpad.com

Caroline Bradberry
Bank of America
3276 Boulder Drive SW
Stockbridge, Ga 30281
Cell 770-480-9556
Office   678-374-3303
caroline.bradberry@bankofamerica.com

 Jason Korzan
Evans Tool & Die, Inc.
157 N. Salem Road, N.E.
Conyers, GA  30013
Office  770-922-3480
Cell  404-358-6066
Jason.korzan@evanstd.com

Trish Bilich
Bilich Studio ~ Fine Art, Life on Canvas
6013 Vicksburg Court
Conyers, Ga 30094
Home 770-761-9144
“Art is Life…Live It, Love it, Paint It!
artbytrishbilich@aol.com

Rick Caruso
The Home Depot (Sr. Instructional Designer)
2455 Paces Ferry Road, C-12, Atlanta, Ga 30339
Cell 678-232-7456
Office 770-433-8211 (ext. 85606)
Richard_Caruso@homedepot.com

Tom Harrison
1362 Gardner Rd NW
Conyers, Ga 30012
Cell 404-328-6858
h2orep69@gmail.com
 

Faye Phillips
Corner Market
1785 Parker Road, Suite 310
Conyers, Ga 30094
Office 770-922-2794
Cell 404-405-6633
faye@cornermarketconyers.com

David Roper
Four A International, LLC
1785 Parker Road, Suite 310
Conyers, Ga 30094
Office 678-509-0259
Cell 404-606-6500
david@dlrx.com

Kip Stewart
Club 908
908 Commercial Street NE, Conyers, Ga 30012
Office 770-761-2122
ks908events@hotmail.com

Katrina Young
Rockdale County Public Schools
954 North Main Street
Conyers, Ga 30012
Office 770- 483-4713
Cell 678-457-8592
kpy1991@comcast.net