Greensboro, the third largest city in North Carolina, boasts a wide range of activities, places, events, and people that will surely captivate any visitor. Like its namesake, Greensboro strives to keep its city green and clean as evident by the many public parks and gardens such as 17-acre Greensboro Arboretum and Greensboro Center City Park featuring works by North Carolina artists as well as it’s induction into the Clean Cities Hall of Fame. Greensboro is also home to an active and diverse arts community. Events and venues range from the nationally acclaimed annual Eastern Music Festival featuring more than 100 summer performances from varied musical backgrounds to the cutting edge performances of the Triad Stage, a not-for-profit regional theatre company based in Greensboro's downtown historic district.
The Weatherspoon Art Museum, located at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, houses one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary art in the Southeast while the Greensboro Cultural Center houses more than 25 visual and performing arts organizations, five art galleries, rehearsal halls, a sculpture garden, privately operated restaurant with outdoor cafe-style seating, and an outdoor amphitheater. Art galleries include the African American Atelier, the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, the Greensboro Artists' League Gallery and Gift Shop, the Guilford Native American Art Gallery and the Mattye Reed African Heritage Center Satellite Gallery.
Greensboro is located in north central North Carolina, 30 miles east of Winston-Salem, 75 miles west of Raleigh, and 80 miles northeast of Charlotte. Greensboro is in Guilford County in the Piedmont Triad region of the state and is midway between Washington, DC and Atlanta. Greensboro covers 131.48 square miles. The "Triad" area is made up of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point.