Leland Cultural Arts Center has classes, performances, art shows, more

Ella Reischer has lived in the Leland area for about nine years. 

So when the town announced plans in 2013 to purchase an empty, partially constructed building off of U.S. 17 and turn it into the Leland Cultural Arts Center (LCAC), “I was right there in front with a shovel,” Reischer joked. 

Since opening in 2015, the building with the distinctive red facade has proved to be “very important” for the community, Reischer said. “A lot of people go there. It gives people a lift.”

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After starting as a patron, Reischer now teaches an acting class for students age 50 and older. It’s just one of many offerings at the LCAC, from classes and performances to art shows and sales.

Just last weekend, artist Rachael Renee Baker had an opening for her exhibit of paintings of famous Black men while some of the artists from the LCAC’s pottery studio conducted a sale of their wares billed as “Mug Madness.”

Allison Hensley, recreation manager for Leland, started with the town seven years ago as the arts administrative supervisor at the LCAC, right around the time the facility opened. 


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