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. For more information on the arts in Garland, visit www.garlandarts.com.
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.
300 N. Fifth Street Garland, TX 75040 972-205-2780 - Granville 972-205-3981 - The Atrium 972-205-2782 - Plaza Theatre 972-205-2790 - Box Office firstname.lastname@example.org
Garland Civic Theatre 108 N. Sixth Street (East side of square) Garland, TX 75040 972-485-8884 - Offices 972-205-2790 - Box Office www.garlandcivictheatre.org The GCT season begins in September and ends in May.
The GSM produces two professional, full orchestra shows per year: one in June and one in July.
Garland Symphony Orchestra Association P.O. Box 461204 Garland, TX 75046 972-926-0611 www.garlandsymphony.org The GSO Season is from October through May.
Garland Country Music Association 115 N. Sixth Street Garland, TX 75040 972-494-3835 www.thegarlandopry.com GCMA sponsors the Garland Opry which stages local and visiting country groups each Saturday night in their theatre.
Garland Landmark Museum P.O. Box 462232 Garland, TX 75046-2232 972-205-2790 www.garlandhistorical.org Garland Landmark Museum is housed in the former Santa Fe Railroad building. The building was preserved by the society and currently houses the museum, which holds artifacts from 1850 to the present.
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.
Central Library 625 Austin Street (Downtown Garland) Garland, TX 75040 972-205-2500 - Information 972-205-2524 - Circulation
2 to 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday
North Garland Branch 3845 N. Garland Ave. (at Apollo Road) Garland, TX 75040 972-205-2802
1 to 9 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Closed Sunday and Monday