Green Street Arts Center

The Green Street Arts Center is the result of a partnership formed between Wesleyan University, the City of Middletown, and the North End Action Team (NEAT), a resident-led advocacy group, to create an anchor for the revitalization efforts in the north end of Middletown. The Center's success offers town/gown inspiration for communities everywhere.


Wesleyan University

Location Middletown, CT
Size 15,000 Sq. Ft.
Features renovation
Program classrooms, art studios, dance studios
Year Completed 2004
Photo Credit Peter Aaron/Esto

Working with limited funds, Centerbrook transformed a vacant schoolhouse into a vibrant community arts center. The Green Street Arts Center's offerings include an after-school program and a wide variety of affordable classes and workshops six days a week for children and adults in dance, music, visual arts, sound recording, videography, and creative writing.



  • Merit Award, Excellence in Architecture for Adaptive Reuse, Society of College and University Planning