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 at 910 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 83-seat black box theatre and offices.

In 2000 Rockdale County purchased the First Baptist 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 Road

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

 

Jason Korzan, Treasurer

Evans Tool & Die, Inc.

157 N. Salem Road NE

Conyers, Ga 30013

Office:  770-922-3480

Cell:  404-358-6066

Jason.korzan@evanstd.com

 

Jennifer Baker, Secretary

The Sketching Pad

928 Center Street

Conyers, Ga 30012

Cell:  678-787-2552

info@thesketchingpad.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

 

Caroline Bradberry

Bank of America

3276 Boulder Drive SW

Stockbridge, Ga 30281

Cell:  770-480-9556

Office: 678-374-3303

caroline.bradberry@bankofamerica.com

 

Thomas E. Brown

3035 Eltham Place

Decatur, Ga 30033

Cell:  404-538-4396

brownthomas@bellsouth.net

 

Rick Caruso

The Home Depot

(Senior 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 Road 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

 

Theresa Hamm-Smith

Bella Musica Music Studio

903 Commercial Street, Suite 205,

Conyers, Ga 30012

Phone:  770-842-9045

BellaMusica903@aol.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