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Our mission is to provide a platform for creative expression within the world of arts and humanities in their various forms: visual, written, and verbal; holistically. All ethnic communities are invited to express and share their cultural norms.


Our vision is to offer time and space for individuals to create, express, and share their authentic selves. We provide a holistic approach to help each other develop our superpowers. 

The College Town Renaissance Center (CTRC) was formally established in early 2018.   The Center is located at the edge of downtown Arlington, Texas (Abram and Davis Street) and on the north end of  the University of Texas @ Arlington campus. The CTRC sits on an acre of land which allows for inside and outside activities. 

Sharon Henderson , Curator and Gallerist

Sharon has spent 25 years  in corporate America serving in various leadership and management positions. She has been an avid observer and collector of African- American art and literature for forty years. A renaissance scholar (BSEE, MBA, MA, and currently working on her PhD),  Sharon continues to apply her focus to the arts and helping young talent realize their super powers. As the Curator  and Gallerist of the College Town Renaissance Center, Sharon exhibits and promotes the work of diverse artists. The art she has collected is also shown as part of the center's permanent collection : The Henderson-Light Collection of American Art and Art From the African Diaspora.