Arts & Culture
The arts have played a vital role in the enhancement of the quality of life in Garland. With the completion of the Garland Center for the Performing Arts in June of 1982, the City of Garland began a trend among Texas suburbs to build local facilities where the arts would flourish.
Granville Arts Center
The Granville Arts complex attracts more than 170,000 patrons per year with two-thirds coming from all over the region. The center houses two elegant proscenium theatres that accommodate everything from Broadway touring shows to symphony concerts. The center also includes The Atrium and the Plaza Theatre. The Atrium is a banquet hall that seats 450. The Atrium provides a magnificent setting for special events such as wedding receptions, fundraisers and conventions. The Atrium's luxurious glass-lined lobby covers more than 3,100 square feet. The 6,500 square-foot banquet hall is encased in glass on two sides and opens onto a spacious courtyard. The elegant Plaza Theatre is located on the square in downtown Garland. From the spacious domes lobby area guest enter the art deco style 350 seat theatre: the perfect setting for the finest in stage productions, concerts, business meetings, receptions and all other special events.
Major Cultural Organizations in Garland
- Garland Civic Theatre
- Garland Summer Musicals
- Garland Symphony Orchestra Association
- Garland Country Music Association
- Garland Landmark Museum
- Garland Square Pickers: Concerts are held on the square in Downtown Garland every Saturday night April through October.
- Garland Chorale: The concert season consists of one fall concert, two spring concerts, and additional community activities.
The Nicholson Memorial Library System
The Nicholson Memorial Library System allows residents access to more than 375,000 books, popular magazines, newspapers, DVDs, audio books, downloadable books, and a large number of premium online resources. Each library provides public access computers, application software and Internet access. Please visit Nicholson Memorial Library System.