About Us


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.


Energizing our community through arts excellence


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.


Integrity • Creativity • Professionalism • Diversity • Teamwork • Service

Strategic Plan July 1, 2012-June 30, 2015

Year Two


Employment Opportunities

Program Assistant


Upcoming Events


The Cabarrus Arts Council offices and The Galleries will be closed Nov. 23-27.


Cookies with Santa

Wednesday, Dec. 2

3-5 pm

The Galleries

Enjoy cookies with the Jolly Ole Elf. Make sure to bring your camera to get a picture. Free.


Holiday Show: Claire Lynch Band

Saturday, Dec. 5

8 pm

Iconic bluegrass band led by three-time IBMA Vocalist of the Year Claire Lynch presents songs of the season.


The Listening Room

Thursday, Dec. 10

7:30 pm

Davis Theatre

The Davis Theatre's version of an open mic night.





Want to volunteer for the arts council?

The arts council is looking for volunteer docents for The Galleries and ushers for Davis Theatre productions. More information...

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Virtual Tour of The Galleries & Davis Theatre