SECCA Attendance Up 25% from January – June 2012 over the last year


WINSTON-SALEM – SECCA is getting its groove back. More and more people from the community are visiting SECCA’s ever changing exhibits and bringing friends with them.

The result is a spike in attendance of 25 per cent increase in visitors between January and the end of June compared with the same time period last year. SECCA, located at 750 Marguerite Drive, is open free to the public Tuesday through Sunday. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

SECCA’s Executive Director Mark Leach says, “Everywhere you look something is going on at SECCA. Our exhibitions have truly been world class and draw their own audience. To enhance the gallery experience, we’ve added solar lights to the parking lots and new LED lighting in the public areas of the arts center. We’ve shown wonderful films in our upfitted auditorium and offered talks by artists themselves so people could learn more about the person behind the art and the process used to create it.”

SECCA has a free Community Day coming up on Aug. 11. This program is part of the statewide Department of Cultural Resources program called Second Saturdays. SECCA is an affiliate of the N.C. Museum of Art, within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

During the afternoon, interactive projects will be held for children related to the paperless exhibition. One project will explore the art of making paper airplanes. For more details about programs and exhibitions, visit www.secca.org.