Energizing our community through arts excellence

The Cabarrus Arts Council was founded in 1980 in response to the North Carolina Arts Council's plan to establish a local arts council in every county. In 1982 the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners selected the arts council to serve as its Designated County Partner, receiving and distributing Grassroots funding from the state and the state arts council.

Today the arts council programs and operates the Davis Theatre and The Galleries, conducts one of North Carolina's largest art-in-education programs for both the Cabarrus County and Kannapolis City school systems, supports arts organizations and artists through grants and workshops and serves as a catalyst and consultant for public and corporate art.

How everything started

The Cabarrus Arts Council is located in the picturesque 1876 courthouse in downtown Concord, North Carolina.

The Davis Theatre occupies the former courtroom on the second floor. With 227 seats, the theatre provides an intimate environment that brings audience members close to the performers. The theatre is named for business and community leaders Roy and Sue Davis in tribute to their generous contribution to its renovation.

How everything started

The Cabarrus Arts Council supports the arts across Cabarrus County and is making our community a great place to live.

The Davis Theatre occupies the former courtroom on the second floor. With 227 seats, the theatre provides an intimate environment that brings audience members close to the performers. The theatre is named for business and community leaders Roy and Sue Davis in tribute to their generous contribution to its renovation.

Mission/Vision/Core Values

Mission: Energizing our community through arts excellence

Vision: The Cabarrus Arts Council strives to be an exemplary local arts council that nurtures and promotes the arts, bringing together diverse audiences by increasing awareness and participation.

Core Values: Integrity • Creativity • Professionalism • Diversity • Teamwork • Service

Our Team

Corporate Sponsors

  • Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Embassy Suites
  • Duke Energy
  • Wells Fargo
  • S&D Coffee and Tea
  • Arts North Carolina
  • Cabarrus County
  • Concord Mills
  • Concord North Carolina
  • Concord Printing Company
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • Harrisburg Nc
  • Independent Tribune
  • Kannapolis
  • Midlland
  • North Carolina Arts Council
  • Technologies Edge
  • Publix Super Markets Charities