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
The Listening Room
Thursday, Sept. 10
The arts council's version of an open mic night features local talent. Tickets: $5 at the door
Art on Tap: Kick-Off Party
Friday, Sept. 11
Red Hill, 21 Union St., Concord
The arts council's membership group for young adults begins its second year.
Deadline: Regional Artist Grants
Friday, Sept. 18
Cabarrus County artists are eligible to apply for this funding. Click the Grants tab for more information.
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...