Cultural Arts and Library

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
arts@garlandtx.gov

Visit Cultural and Performing Arts for more information.

Major Cultural Organizations in Garland
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.
Garland Summer Musicals
P.O. Box 462049
Garland, TX 75046-2049
972-205-2790
www.garlandsummermusicals.org

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.

Library Hours
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 
South Garland Branch
4845 Broadway Blvd. (at Oates Road)
Garland, TX 75043
972-205-3920

1 to 9 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday
Walnut Creek Branch
3319 Edgewood Drive (off Jupiter Road)
Garland, TX 75042
972-205-2586

1 to 9 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday