Thalian Association is proud to announce that the HBHUSO/CAC was awarded a $2000.00 grant from Corning Inc. This funding will be used to install a dance floor in the Lower Atrium Studio. This is one of our largest spaces and has been underutilized because of a concrete floor. Thanks to the generous grant from Corning, Inc. countless more children, adults and performance groups will be able to rehearse and perform in our Community Arts Center.
Corning Incorporated Foundation resources are directed to improving the quality of life in the communities where Corning Inc. is a responsible and active corporate citizen. Corning Inc. opened the world's first optical fiber manufacturing facility in Wilmington in 1979. Today it is the largest optical fiber plant in the world.
The Community Arts Center is located in the Hannah Block Historic USO at 120 South Second Street in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. The facility includes five studios (including a dance studio) that are available to nonprofit organizations for rehearsals of plays, musicals and recitals.
The studios are also used for classes in a variety of artistic disciplines. The building is also home to the acclaimed Orange Street Potters and the Second Street Stage, an auditorium with a stage and technical loft used for rehearsals and performances. The facility, which includes a kitchen, may be rented for corporate and private functions as well.
Patrons of the HBHUSO/Community Arts Center can park in the surface lot
conveniently located next to the building.
Rates for the Hannah Block Lot are as follows:
- Hourly- $1
- Daily- $5
- Monthly- $45
- Paid parking enforced 24/7 unless otherwise noted.
For additional information on parking in downtown Wilmington please visit www.wilmingtonnc.gov.
Please see “Policies for Use of Space” for more information.