We are called by Christ to grow in faith, build relationships and serve all people through the arts.


Throughout Church history, the Christian story has been told in fine art, drama, music and artisan crafts.  The Arts Alive Academy embraces this tradition and carries it forward, providing opportunities for young people to grow in artistic skill, empowering them to tell their own stories through art.


We recognize  that God makesbeautiful things out of us and we are called to make beautiful things in the world.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors and you all for supporting our students and our program with your time, talents, and gifts. 

Arts Academy Board Members:

Brant Conner
Rev. Ben Devoid
Jessica Dreher
Sara Faulkner

Carol Vannoy
Rev. Lynda Hepler
Jim Hudson
Rick Jones

Alicia Wilson


This project is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

About Us

Sharing Our Story...

Our Mission

We are created to create!

Feel free to schedule an appointment to tour the Academy and learn more about us by calling Brian Russell at 336-472-7718 or e-mailing us at director@artsaliveartacedy.com

At Memorial United Methodist Church, we are committed to offering opportunities for artistic expression.  We celebrate our shared heritage as children of God as we work to promote the Gospel in our community.  We worship God through art.

To practice any art, no matter how well...is a way to make your soul grow"

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.