Gallery Activities

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

The Galleries have many activities that offer gateways to the exhibitions, allowing visitors to go beyond looking and talking about works of art to engage with art in new ways. With these interactive programs, students and families experiment, play, discover, and create as they make connections between their own creation explorations and the ideas, tools, and techniques of contemporary art.

Art Lab

Immersive arts experience includes a guided tour of current exhibition and hands-on, fun art activities for elementary-aged children.

Wednesday, March 22, 10:00-11:30 am

Age: 7+ / Adult supervision required
Lesson: Mobiles, Kinetic Art (click here for more information)
A coloring activity will be offered to younger siblings free of charge.
Adult supervision required.
Cost: $5.00

Registration

Limited to 12 students per class.
Call 704-920-2787 or register online: https://goo.gl/forms/FMokTH8RqjyOs9o63

I Spy Artwork Scavenger Hunt

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Discover the details in a fun and challenging way! With two levels of difficulty this gallery activity invites participants of all ages to examine art work with a fine-toothed comb.

Give everyone a list of things to find in paintings. There are two ways to win the game. One way to win is to find everything on the list first. Another way is to find the most things in a single painting.

Think About It!

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Our guided questionnaire is full of colorful pictures of artwork accompanied by conversation starters such as, "What questions would you ask this artist if he or she were here right now?"

This activity is great for anyone who wants to examine artworks in a new way.

Art Box

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Boxes full of art materials and instructions provide guided art projects for children of all ages when they visit The Galleries.

The projects relate to the current exhibition, and the artwork can be made right here in The Galleries, on the front steps, or outside on the lawn.

Art-O-Mat

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Art-o-mat machines are retired cigarette vending machines that have been converted to vend art. The experience of pulling the knob alone is quite a thrill, but you also walk away with an original work of art.

What an easy way to become an art collector.

Learn more on the Art-o-Mat website.

Family Days

Upcoming Family Day

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Capturing Light Exhibition)
Sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System

The arts council’s Family Days feature fun and creative activities for children in The Galleries and Davis Theatre and opportunities for anyone to visit The Galleries on a weekend. Each Family Day will be different and may include creative art projects in The Galleries, a performance or movie in the Davis Theatre and even activities on the front lawn of the Cabarrus County Historic Courthouse.

Children also will be able to do activities related to the current exhibition, including the “I Spy” art work scavenger hunt, “Art Box” craft projects and “Think About It” guided questionnaires.

People may visit any time between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Family Days are free! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Future Family Day

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Place/Settings Exhibition)

Corporate Sponsors

  • Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Embassy Suites
  • Duke Energy
  • Wells Fargo
  • S&D Coffee and Tea
  • Arts North Carolina
  • Cabarrus County
  • Concord Mills
  • Concord North Carolina
  • Concord Printing Company
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • Harrisburg Nc
  • Independent Tribune
  • Kannapolis
  • Midlland
  • North Carolina Arts Council
  • Technologies Edge
  • Publix Super Markets Charities