Cultural Groups

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.

banjo caseThe 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.

Community Theatre

Old Courthouse Theatre
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.

Choral Music

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.

Instrumental Music

Piedmont Prime Time Community Band
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.

Music History

NC Music Hall of Fame
This organization was organized to promote, commemorate and preserve the rich musical heritage of the State of North Carolina.

Visual Arts

Cabarrus Art Guild
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.

ClearWater Arts Center and Studios
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.


Southern Piedmont Woodturners
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 Cabarrus Arts Council thanks

Atrium Health
Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust
Independent Tribune
City Of Concord
Kannapolis City
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Cabarrus County
Corning Foundation
Embassy Suites
Fifth Third
Eli Lilly and Company
Hilton Garden Inn
Explore Cabarrus
Lux Air
Market Street Studios
Art Works