The Chatham County Arts Council was founded in 1982 and has played an instrumental role in the economic revitalization of North Carolina’s Chatham County area. The Chatham County Arts Council supporters make programs possible including the Chatham County Arts Galley, arts in education programs in the local schools and community festivals.
When Briar Chapel opened in 2008, Newland Communities and the Chatham County Arts Council formed a partnership with a two-prong approach. First, a public art program was created to ensure original art and sculptures commissioned by local artists to be placed throughout the community’s parks and 24-mile trail system. And second, Briar Chapel has strongly supported the Creative Arts in Public Schools Program, giving students the opportunity to experience and create art with local artists. chathamarts.org