Programs & Events

Featured Programs

Lunch and Learn: Women of the Red Earth

Join us on Friday, August 25 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at the Imperial Centre for a unique Lunch and Learn in the Art Galleries. Lunch will take place amongst the exhibit Women of the Red Earth.

Our speakers are also the artists behind Women of the Red Earth: writer and poet Tonya Holy Elk Locklear, who is Lumbee/Oglala Lakota; and visual artist Margie Beth Labadie, who is Ashkenazi-Levi. They will be speaking about their individual artworks and inspirations as well as how their friendship developed into a creative partnership. They believe that “art and literature can be used toward creating culturual bridges and healing.”

It is FREE to participate in this lunch program. Space is limited! Please RSVP by Friday, August 18.

Sign up here!

You may also call us at 252-972-1266.

Yoga in the Galleries

 An after-hours relaxation experience amongst the art. Participants will be invited to bring their own yoga mat, pick a spot in an art gallery and be led by a certified yoga instructor through an hour program. It is a Thursday evening program – perfect for professionals to come after work.

Every Thursday evening, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

$5 per class, per person. Hate waiting in line? Call (252) 972-1266 in advance to pre-pay!

Yoga at City Lake

Join us every Tuesday evening this summer at City Lake for a relaxing, outdoor yoga experience with certified yoga instructor, Amy Skaggs. Meet us at 5:30pm in the Piedmont Avenue parking lot. Please bring your own mat and some walking shoes that are easy to get on and off. In case of rain, this class will be moved to the Imperial Centre Art Galleries. Announcements of this move will be made via Facebook and email, so make sure you follow us!

July 17-August 29

Participation in this hour and a half program is only $5 (cash only!).

Barre Pilates

Barre Pilates class are coming mid June to the Imperial Centre!

Join us for a power lunch Barre workout that focuses on core muscle groups including the abdomen, arms, legs and hips. You will sculpt long, lean muscles as well as increase your flexibility.

Wednesdays, through July 26 (no class July 12th)
12-12:50 PM

$5 per class, per person

Make Your Own Zoo

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? Visit the Art Galleries and participate in a FREE kids craft. Our theme this summer is: Make Your Own Zoo! We will be creating a different animal every week, so visit us every Sunday this summer to have them all!

Drop in any time between 2:00pm – 4:00pm to start your craft. Perfect for all ages.

Summer 2017

Experiment with Art! Drop-in Workshops

Travel around the Imperial Centre, observe sculpture, paintings, drawings, photographs, architecture, and many more artist-made objects, and then make your own! Instructor: Fenia Guilford
Thursdays June 29, July 13, 27, August 10


Age 6+ (limited to 25 participants)


Intro to Painting #4382

Discover the art of painting using traditional and non-traditional tools Focus on both landscape and portraits through building a foundation in composition, perspective, and color mixing. Instructor: Terrace Moore

July 24–28, 8:30–12pm

Age 5– 11

$80/Rocky Mount resident, $120/non-resident

Intro to Throwing #4378

This intensive week-long session will introduce all participants to clay, new techniques, and allow for each to discover and learn about material, construction, and design. Each student will make various clay objects of their own design, which can be picked up the following week beginning on August 6.

Instructor: Grace Joyner

July 24–28, 1pm- 5pm

Age 12–18

$80/Rocky Mount resident/ $120/non-resident

Comic Illustration: Family Workshop #4383

Be a comic book artist! Learn the art of illustration and storytelling through designing your own comic book. Students will experiment with brush and ink, 2-dimensional animation, and character development. For beginner to advanced. Materials included.

Instructor: Fenia Guliford

August 5, 1-4pm

Age 9+

$15/Rocky Mount resident/ $22.50/non-resident (registration fee includes up to 3 individuals)

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