The mission of the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts is to promote life-long learning of the visual and performing arts; to offer a variety of cultural entertainment and enriching programs to the academic life of the College and the communities of Nash/Edgecombe counties in accommodating a wide range of public interests.
The Dunn Center is proud to host the Wesleyan Season Series of cultural events. In addition to these world-class performances, the Dunn Center features a variety of campus and community events, including Campus Activity Board concerts, Wesleyan Theatre department productions, and concerts of the Tar River Orchestra and Chorus.
The Mims and North Civic Galleries at the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts
In support of the cultural mission and quality entertainment of the Dunn Center, the Mims Gallery annually produces a series of art exhibits by nationally recognized and local professionals from various and diverse populations. All Gallery events are free to the public and bring music and art together for reception parties where visitors and art collectors can talk with visiting artists one on one.
The North Civic Gallery in the Dunn Center is a community gallery that features works from area schools, children’s art and special projects. The internationally recognized Four Sisters Gallery of Self-Taught Visionary Art in the Welcome Center specializes in Coastal Plain Art.