Energizing our community through arts excellence includes supporting cultural arts groups, artists and programs. Grants, community art walks, gallery exhibitions, school programs and a thriving theatre season are a few ways that the Cabarrus Arts Council nourishes its community.
The arts create a sense of place and an identity for communities. It encompasses various mediums of expression and has the power to reach down and touch us deep inside. We are constantly striving to make arts accessible to all members within the community, so that singing, dancing, writing, acting, drawing, painting…can inspire, comfort and excite both the creator and the audience.
Communities with active cultural arts programs take tremendous pride in their neighborhood and are pleased to invite guests to visit and participate. The arts open minds and lead the way to constructive communication and innovation. The arts also benefit the county by attracting audience members who shop, eat and enjoy its various accommodations.
By supporting arts groups and providing visual and performing arts programs, the Cabarrus Arts Council serves our community in a fundamental way that benefits all!
All non-profit arts organizations in Cabarrus County have the opportunity to apply for annual funding from the Cabarrus Arts Council. Learn more about grants...
OCT is a community theater, using local talent to perform five shows annually. Actors, set builders, light and sound technicians and box office personnel are all community volunteers.
The Choral Academy provides youth in Cabarrus County and the surrounding area the opportunity to develop their musical talents in a disciplined choir program.
Piedmont Choral Society
The Piedmont Choral Society is a chorus that includes singers from across the community. Its mission is to provide high-caliber performances of both sacred and secular choral masterworks that have stood the test of time and have become standards to which all other musical literature is compared.
The community band creates an opportunity for people who play a musical instrument to enjoy practicing and performing with others in the community. The band also performs at special events in the area such as outdoor celebrations in the park and are available upon invitation.
This organization was organized to promote, commemorate and preserve the rich musical heritage of the State of North Carolina.
The Art Guild provides opportunities for visual artists to gather, learn from each other and enjoy lectures and workshops conducted by visiting artists. Twice annually the guild exhibits the work of its members.
The old city water works facitily has been converted by the City of Concord into afforable artist studios. A diverse group of artists explores many different media offering classes, lectures and more.
The Southern Piedmont Woodturners is dedicated to the art of woodturning through education. They achieve this mission through monthly meetings that feature a variety of national, regional and local woodturners. SPW hosts A Day at the Lathe, an annual two-day woodturning conference featuring three nationally renowned artists.
The arts council offices and The Galleries will be closed Monday, Sept.7, for Labor Day.
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...