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Shakori Hills only exists because or your support. With help from hundreds of contributors, our down payment goal of $75K was reached in 2013 after a three-year campaign.
As a joint venture Shakori Hills Community Arts Center (local non-profit benefiting NC that hosts the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival) and Fingerlakes GrassRoots Festival (Trumansburg, NY based non-profit that produces the four seasons of GrassRoots Festivals series) organizations completed the purchase on December 10, 2013.… Read the rest
In 2007, Shakori Hills launched a music-in-the-schools program in conjunction with the GrassRoots Festivals. Our Roots in the Schools program (formerly Hopes and Dreams) is coordinated cooperatively with interns from UNC-Chapel Hill’s APPLES program. Schools in Chatham, Orange and Durham Counties have all benefited from the program in which artists/musicians/dancers go into the school to perform, demonstrate, and involve students in their craft.… Read the rest
Over the last ten years we have built much of the infrastructure needed to support and sustain a community arts center. There is a permanent stage, a well-kept barn (known as the Coffee Barn), campgrounds, the Nonagon, ticket booth, security booth, parking gate booth, three concessionstands, nice gravel roads, shower house, a general store, and drinking water faucets throughout the property.… Read the rest
In April 2003 our community pulled together, against all wet and muddy odds, the first