Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center
Open and available for event rentals!
Organized by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, the goal of the event is introduce local cultural organizations to the public and provide information about them and their staff on a personal level.
Local performing arts organizations will be showcased in the Black Box Theatre, offering excerpts from theatrical or musical works. Ticket giveaways for upcoming events, books and other items will be given away as door prizes!!
Participating local arts groups include:
Actor’s Charitable Theatre
Alabama Blues Project
Alabama Choir School
Kentuck Museum Association
Paul R. Jones Gallery – The University of Alabama
Prentice Concert Chorale
Shelton State Community College
The Arts Council
The University of Alabama Art Department
The University of Alabama Creative Campus
The University of Alabama Press
Tuscaloosa Children's Theatre
Tuscaloosa Community Dancers
Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society
Tuscaloosa Sister City Commission
Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra
The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center (CAC) is a hub for the arts in Tuscaloosa and houses a black box theatre/workshop space which is perfect for family programming, educational opportunities and rehearsal space or community meeting space for rent. In addition, the CAC houses offices for local arts groups and a gallery space for The University of Alabama. The Arts Council has already raised $$1,004,700 and needs an additional $150,000 to cover the cost of construction on the first floor to create the space.
This exciting space is open and ready to bring the arts and cultural community together in downtown Tuscaloosa. We need your help to make this vision reach its full potential. Please consider making a gift today to the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center.
"What a difference a day makes, and the difference is you." Just like Dinah Washington's famous song lyrics, this project needs you to make this a reality.
For more information on how you can become a partner in this exciting project, please contact Sandra Wolfe at (205) 758-4994 ext.3.
Thank you for doing your part to bring the arts together in our community!
Above is the architectual rendering for the first floor of the CAC which will be located in the former Allen Jemison building on the corner of 7th Street and Greensboro Avenue on the same block as the Bama Theatre. The City of Tuscaloosa has done their part by securing a $1.5 million HUD grant to bring the building up to code but that is just the beginning. The Arts Council will be raising approximately $1.2 million to restore the building and create the first floor space.