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Art On Display

If you haven’t had a chance to stop by and see the artwork on display in the Main Lobby gallery of The Clayton Center this month, there’s still time. The exhibit, presented by Clayton Visual Arts, will be open through Tuesday, March 31.


Magical Joy’ by Kate Lagaly

The March display showcases the work of members of the Raleigh-Durham chapter of the Colored Pencil Society as well as by members of Clayton Visual Arts. The exhibit is open for viewing weekdays during The Clayton Center’s regular business hours.

The Clayton Center has partnered with Clayton Visual Arts to house the monthly art exhibit since the building opened 12 years ago. CVA curates the exhibit along with an annual exhibition featuring Clayton High School students. They also sponsor the annual Art Faire juried competition in September and a juried poster contest every two years in June.

The next exhibit will go on display on April 1. A meet the artists reception typically is held on the first Thursday of  each month.

The Town of Clayton has embraced the use of public spaces as locations for the display of art. In addition to the Main Lobby gallery, the second floor landing of the Town Hall side of The Clayton Center also features the Town’s first-ever public art project, an incredibly colorful mural of Town scenes called “Clayton Patchwork.” Beloved and long-time local artist Dorothy Demboski spent weeks perfecting the 10X10 foot mural and unveiled it in 2010.

A mural at the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, the downtown sculpture trail, and local parks and greenways also provide outlets for public art to be enjoyed by the community. More information about the Town of Clayton’s Public Art Program, visit the Town of Clayton’s web site. Information about Clayton Visual Arts can be found at claytonvisualartsnc.org/.

Relive Your Beatles Memories With “Yesterday & Today”

If you think you know all the words to every Beatles’ song, think again. You will be hard pressed to rival the McGuigan Brothers – Billy, Matt and Ryan. The McGuigans and their band spent six years rehearsing and perfecting the entire Beatles catalogue – all 230 songs – and they are prepared to perform […]


First-Ever Miss Clayton To Be Crowned This Saturday

There are only two days left before the first-ever Miss Clayton is crowned as part of the Miss Capital City Scholarship Pageant. An affiliate of the Miss North Carolina and Miss America pageants, the Miss Clayton Pageant will be held Saturday, March 7, in conjunction with the 2015 Miss Capital City Scholarship Pageant. Outstanding Teens […]


“Anatomy of Gray” Opens To Rave Reviews

The cast of Clayton Youth Theater’s latest show “Anatomy of Gray” has another hit on their hands. After opening night was canceled on Thursday because of the winter weather, the talented teens came back and delivered a performance that drew rave reviews from hundreds of audience members on Friday night. The show, which one patron […]


Thursday Evening “Anatomy of Gray” Show Canceled

  Opening night of Clayton Youth Theater’s production of “Anatomy of Gray” has been cancelled for this evening, but you’ll still have 2 opportunities to see this wonderful play by our talented local teens! The Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm shows are still on! Be here when the curtain goes up! Call the box office or […]


Power Outage Delays Opening Of The Clayton Center And Town Offices

The Clayton Center and Town of Clayton offices have delayed opening until power is restored to Downtown Clayton. Trees that fell from the weight of the wet snow downed power lines in town. Town crews are working to restore power now. We will let you know as soon as we are open for business. Cabela’s […]


CYT Puts Final Touches On The Winter Show “Anatomy of Gray”

The cast of Clayton Youth Theater’s production of Anatomy of Gray, a drama by award-winning author  Jim Leonard, heads into “tech” week this weekend in preparation for opening night on Thursday, February 26. The talented cast and crew—middle and high school students ages 12-18—have been rehearsing on a regular schedule since the first of the […]



The Town of Clayton offices will open at 10 AM this morning. However, the Box Office will remain CLOSED today. Tickets to all upcoming events at The Clayton Center are available by clicking on the “Purchase Tickets” link above. Please check back, or check our Facebook page, for any updates to o.ur operating hours. To […]


A Fantastic February Awaits at The Clayton Center

In the past week, we have hosted a sold-out show by the wildly funny humorist Jeanne Robertson, a very well-attended Clayton Wedding Expo, the successful winter booking meeting of the North Carolina Presenters Consortium, and the annual awards banquet for the Clayton Chamber of Commerce. These events prove that there truly is always something going […]


WNCN Previews The Clayton Wedding Expo On “Carolina Today”

If you are planning to attend the Clayton Wedding Expo — set for this Saturday, January 24, at The Clayton Center — you can get a preview of what to expect with this segment from WNCN’s Carolina Today.  WATCH VIDEO Also, try the following tips — from “The Easy Way to Plan Your Wedding!” by Julia Markel of the Association of Wedding […]