Grants in Action: Interlude Music Workshops

This is a touching testimonial that shows how much our grants affect people in our community.

Please share my appreciation with all/whomever should see it. I write with a grateful heart for the Cabarrus Arts Council’s funding for the Interlude Music Workshops put on by Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County. They have been an important aspect of my continuing education as a Certified Music Practitioner (healthcare-setting harpist in my case) since 2013, and I think the Council has helped make possible each of those workshops. Thank you big time!


It is such a privilege to be present at HPCCC with patients and families during the patient’s last days and sometimes last moments of life. To see patients release clenched jaws or knotted hands as they relax into the music, to accompany families as they join in singing around the bed of their beloved, to feel the joy of a husband or sister as they observe a semi-comatose patient move slightly in response to the music is an honor.

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2017 Youth Art Month Awards Ceremony

Youth Art Month is celebrated nationally throughout communities with art shows, special exhibitions, and more. Friday, March 31, 2017 is the Cabarrus County Schools 2017 Youth Art Month Awards Ceremony. It will be held on Means Ave. (right next to the Cabarrus Arts Council) and on an outdoor stage. Entertainment begins at 4:30 pm: high schools will perform numbers from their musicals; a string quartet, a chamber choir and several vocalists.

Began in 1963 by The Council for Art Education to draw emphasis on the importance of the arts for everyone: critical thinking/problem solving skills, creativity and communications skills. This month, 150 pieces of art from 37 Cabarrus County Schools have been on display inside the Cabarrus Art Guild.

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Experiencing Art Through Touch

We had some very special visitors at The Galleries in March. Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation brought a group of visually-impaired adults to our Capturing Light exhibition. These photos show how even when a person cannot see art, they can still experience it through touch! They were allowed to touch some pieces (once oils were removed from their hands with wipes). They relied on touch to examine pieces from Mark Bettis (Golden Field painting) and glass pieces from Mira Woodworth.

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10 Ways the Cabarrus Arts Council Supports Local Artists

Ever wonder how the Cabarrus Arts Council supports local artists in our community? Here are 10 ways:

10. Our current exhibition, Capturing Light, features ClearWater Artist Studios artist Paul Keysar. Paul has an entire gallery dedicated to his landscape paintings in the show. Check out his work in the Lockavitch Gallery.

9. Got talent? The Listening Room welcomes local singers, dancers and other creatives onto the Davis Theatre stage. Our next show is May 11th.

8. We’re proud to use local graphic designers, Purple Star Graphics and Sublmnl Design for our signs, posters and printed publications.

7. In 2015-2016, we exhibited the works of 822 artists through Art Walks in Concord, Harrisburg and Kannapolis.

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7 Reasons to Sip & Shop with Us!

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Sip & Shop is an all-day shopping event, Wednesday, December 7th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. South, downtown Concord.

  1. micah harpistEnjoy special extended hours! Shop before work, after work, during your lunch break, or into the evening.
  2. The variety! Our 2016 Clay exhibition has 800 pieces of pottery, with most pieces available for purchase.
  3. A selection for every budget! Prices range from a few dollars to a few thousand dollars.
  4. Find a unique gift! Because they’re made by a potter’s hands, each piece is one-of-a-kind.
  5. Support local artists! All 23 potters featured have made North Carolina their home.
  6. Mingle with artists! Potters Phil Haralam, Dan Triece, Allison McGowan Hermans will share their thoughts and demonstrate their techniques.
  7. Enjoy a cup of cheer! Sip on hot cider and wine, listen to holiday music from harpist Micah Larson and let the season’s spirit take hold.

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