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



Employment Opportunities



Upcoming Events

Balsam Range

Saturday, Oct. 22

4pm, 8pm

The Davis Theatre

Join us for a new American acoustic experience!


That Art Night

Thursday, Oct. 13


Cabarrus Brewing Company

Enjoy an evening of art & locally-crafted brew!


Dancing for the Arts

Saturday, Nov. 12

6pm - 12pm

The Galleries & Davis Theatre

Local stars and their pro dance partners face off at arts council's annual fundraiser!




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...

ArtsNC License Plate


Virtual Tour of The Galleries & Davis Theatre