Students Take Part in the Arts

Students in grades K-12 have the opportunity to see a professional cultural arts performance each year, thanks to the Cabarrus Arts Council. These wonderful programs captivate our students’ imaginations and bring the curriculum to life. Each performance is related to the Common Core State and NC Essential Standards.

Grades K-1

Roger Day

April 8-12, 2013

Parent Choice Gold Award winner Roger Day sings fun and memorable songs that encourage children to sing loud, jump high and dream big. He plays for 100,000 people each year and recently scored his first #1 hit on XMKIDS Radio.

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Grades 2-3

ArtsPower's Production of Amber Brown Is Not A Crayon

October 29-30 and November 14-15, 2012

Spunky third grader Amber Brown and her best friend Justin are fighting in this
dramatic production based on Paula Danziger’s book. ArtsPower has been a leader in creating original musicals and dramas based on highly respected books for young readers for more than 25 years.

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Grades 4-6

Soul Street Dance Company

March 18-22 and 25-28, 2013

This dance company from Houston is known for its unique way of incorporating different styles of street dance using music from an eclectic range, from hip-hop to classical.

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Grade 7

Jason Bishop: Illusionist

January 28-31 and February 1, 2013

Jason Bishop is touring the most dynamic illusion and magic show in the United States.  Students will be wowed as they see a person passing through his body one moment and a goldfish appear from nowhere the next.  His stunning and original magic will have everyone exclaiming, “How’d he do that?” 

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Grade 8

Mike Wiley's Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart

November 30 and December 3-6, 2012

A Game Apart provides a glimpse of Jackie Robinson’s life - the hopeless humiliation of a star player who was showered with adulation on the field and became a second-class citizen when he walked off the diamond.  It provides powerful lessons of courage and leadership from heroic African-American athletes. 

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High School

Mike Wiley's Brown v. Board of Education: Over Fifty Years Later

November 26-29, 2012

Another of Wiley’s brilliant one-man plays, Brown v. Board recounts the effects of the decision on the families who participated in the original 1952 Supreme Court case, the impact of the ruling on school systems at the time and the challenges still being made today. 

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Artist Residencies

Students in local schools are able to experience in-depth arts-in-education through artist residencies. In these intensive programs, an artist works with small groups of students for several days. Elementary school students have learned dance and Spanish culture via residencies conducted by the Latin Ballet of Virginia, and middle school students experienced poetry with poet and author Phillip Shabazz. The arts council is available to help schools select and schedule residencies for their student body.

Art Enrichment

Students in local elementary schools learn about great works of art through the Art Enrichment program. Volunteers conduct short lessons in classrooms all across Cabarrus County using poster-sized reproductions and sculptures from the arts council's collection. The works cover many subject areas and periods in history. Orientation programs for new volunteers are held each fall. The Art Enrichment program works as a wonderful supplement to the children's classroom experience and introduces children to famous works of art that they might never see otherwise. Volunteers often relate the art to the classroom curriculum, such as color and shape in kindergarten, North Carolina history in the higher grades and special presentations during Black History Month.

Gallery Tours

The Galleries welcomes tour groups from schools and the community. Tours can be tailored to specific age groups or artistic themes and may also include information about the architecture of the 1876 courthouse. Each exhibition has a scavenger hunt to help younger students learn about the art.


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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...

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Virtual Tour of The Galleries & Davis Theatre