Art Walk, Artist Demonstrations and Film Screening Friday

There’s a full evening of fun, including Art Walk and a free film screening, awaiting you in downtown Concord Friday night.

Art Walk will take place 6-9 p.m. all over downtown Concord.  The film, Catching Dreams, will follow at 9 p.m. at the Davis Theatre.  Art Walk is organized by the Cabarrus Arts Council and sponsored by Waste Pro.

 The highlight of Art Walk will be the opening of the Garden Party exhibition at The Galleries, 65 Union Street S, Concord.  The group invitational explores artists’ visions of gardens and landscapes and includes paintings, photographs, pottery, carvings, sculpture and fiber art.  Two exhibiting artists will demonstrate some of their techniques:  Jim Carpenter, who carves wooden birds, and Joseph Sand, who makes wheel-thrown pottery.

Other artists in Garden Party include Margaret Agner, Stan Andersen, Sandy and Ann Batton, Elizabeth Bradford, Joyce Bramwell, Walt Cottingham, Chery Cratty, Bre Barnett Crowell, Jane Doub, Mike Durham, April Flanders, Michael Hamlin-Smith, Murray Johnston, Allison Luce, Stephanie Neely, Holden McCurry, Mary Paul and John Garland, Jay Pfeil, Pat Pilchard, Susannah Ravenswing, Stuart Roper and Yaffa and Jeff Todd.

There also will be artwork at 16 additional locations:  Clearwater Studios, 223 Crowell Dr. NW; The Peggy, 186 Spring St. NW; The Kendle House, 18 Union St. N; The Bead Lady, 1 Union St. N; Chocolatier Barrucande, 1 Union St. S; Mud Slingers Pottery, 3 Union St. S, Suite 110; J Talbert Ltd of Concord, 11 Union St. S; Gianni’s Restaurant, 16 Union St. S; 21 Union Gallery and Artists’ Space, 21 Union St. S; Boyd Afficher, 21 Union St. S; Lil Robert’s Place, 25 Union St. S; Past and Presents, 37 Union St. S; Ellie’s Coffee Shoppe, 37 Union Street S; Trashed – A Creative Recycling Studio, 38 Union St. S; Carm’s Café, 42 Union St. S; Little Feather, 42 Union St. S; and Piedmont Renaissance Center Ballroom, 57 Union St. S.

Artists will be on hand to talk about their work at many locations, and there will be live music at three places:  Mullis Music, 31 Union St. S; Lil Robert’s Place, 25 Union St. S; and Union Street Bistro, 48 Union St. S.

The film, Catching Dreams, is a documentary about Brian Flint, who left a secure job as a stockbroker to follow his dream  of being a trapeze artist in Cirque du Soleil.  It is presented by Modern Film Fest at the Davis, a collaboration between Modern Film Fest and the Cabarrus Arts Council.  It has not been rated by the MPAA, but Modern Film Fest estimates it would receive a PG.  The arts council recommends that you research the film to decide whether it is appropriate for you.  For more information, visit

 For more information, call 704-920-ARTS (2787) or download the map with the link on the homepage.

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