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
By 2017 the Cabarrus Arts Council will be recognized by the North Carolina Arts Council as an exemplary local arts council with the reputation of nurturing artists, arts education, and public art, bringing together diverse audiences.
Integrity • Creativity • Professionalism • Diversity • Teamwork • Service
Strategic Plan July 1, 2012-June 30, 2015
2014-15 Davis Theatre tickets are now on sale.
2nd Annual 10-Minute Play Festival
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 21-23
Old Courthouse Theatre, Concord
Six original plays performed on the stage for the first time.
Art Walk: Downtown Concord
Friday, Aug. 22
Enjoy art displays, artist demonstrations and entertainment.
Stories Under the Stars: Steve Langley
Saturday, Aug. 23
Kannapolis Library patio
Family performance featuring juggling and magic.
Davis Theatre Usher Orientation
Wednesday, Aug. 27
10 am or 6 pm
Call 704-920-2787 for more information or to register.
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...