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Leland Cultural Arts Center Invites You To Its Open House

It’s never too late to learn something new, or maybe even reinvent yourself. And if you’re looking for the next new thing, stop by the Leland Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources’ Open House at the Leland Cultural Arts Center to find out about all the classes and programs offered and meet the instructors. The Open House is Aug 28 at the Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way, from 10 am to 2 pm.

The Center’s first Open House was in 2015, when it first opened, and Recreation Supervisor Amy Wells said since the programming is continuously evolving, it became an annual event.

“We decided to keep the Open House going to let everyone come in, meet our instructors, and get their questions answered about our programs and events,” Wells said. “With all of Leland Recreation being housed at the LCAC now, we are looking forward to expanding the Open House to all the department has to offer. We hope those who attend will gain inspiration to add recreation into their lives.”

As many events were, last year’s Open House was virtual, and Wells said staff is excited to welcome everyone back in person this year.

LCAC is an active part of the Leland community, with several events, classes and people creating art on any given day.

“We have over 80 classes scheduled for our upcoming Fall and Winter season at the LCAC, with even more existing outside of the Center's walls,” Wells said. “Some of the classes are scheduled for each of the three sessions over the season; others are unique workshops/programs that will only happen once during this season.”

There are dance and acting classes, art classes in all kinds of mediums including painting and fiber, stained glass, pottery, DIY crafts, and all sorts of athletic classes and even kayak outings.

One other thing to keep in mind when considering taking a class or participating in a program — scholarships are available for many youth and adult programs, thanks to donations from the Friends of the the Leland Cultural Arts Center. Applications are available at the Center, in the CAPE newsletter or online at

Wells said there is a lot of fun planned for this year’s Open House. “We will have crafts for kids to create, an activity for our program discount, and the Wheelz food truck.”


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