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
Thursdays on Main: Exit 54
Thursday, May 28
Veterans Park, Kannapolis
Free show by Concord band that plays rock, funk, beach and R&B.
Movie in the Park: Big Hero 6
Friday, May 29
Village Park, Kannapolis
Free outdoor screening of animated superhero film. Rated PG.
Saturday, May 30
Enjoy a variety of arts activities at the Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival.
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...