Cary Arts Center provides a vibrant and robust center for arts activity for the residents of Cary and continues the legacy of education begun on this site when Town of Cary founder Allison Frances Page opened Cary Academy in the 1870's. The approx. 48,000 square foot facility includes classrooms, studios, rehearsal, performance and office space for a wide range of visual, artisan and performing arts. The center is home to the Town's Marvelous Music Series and Applause! Cary Youth Theatre and provides performance and programming space for the town's cultural organizations. The center provides a public rental program that includes the theatre and select rooms and spaces in the facility and an Open Studio Program that allows access to well-equipped artist studios.