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Events & Artist Demos

The Galleries organize Art Walks on Union in downtown Concord in conjunction with each exhibition. Galleries and shops display visual art and host artists' demonstrations. Live music, refreshments and artists make these downtown evenings fun for all ages.

Opening Night Reception
Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 5pm

Curator Talk
Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 11am


Art Walk on Union


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Art Walk on Union
Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Upcoming Art Walks

Art Walk Pop-Up: Wearables Edition
June 8, 2024
Cabarrus Art Council Lawn and the Courthouse Plaza between the Cabarrus Center and Cabarrus Arts Council

 Fall Art Walk
September 7, 2024

Art Walk on Union is an all-day arts festival for artists and makers to sell their handmade artwork.

Art Walk on Union features live music, food trucks, local brews & wines, plus participation from numerous shops and restaurants throughout downtown Concord. Bring a chair to enjoy the music performances.

Stop by The Galleries at Cabarrus Arts Council! Browse our current exhibition and look through our gift shop full of more pieces from local and regional makers!


For more parking and construction information, visit:


Vendor Information

Are you a regional artist who makes handcrafted art? Would you like to become a vendor at an upcoming Art Walk on Union?

Vendor Applications for Art Walk Pop-Up: Wearables Edition on June 8th has closed.

Vendor Applications for the Fall Art Walk on September 7th open on May 20th. This application period is set to close on June 25th.
>> Find more information and apply here.


Thank you to the City of Concord for collaborating with us on Art Walk.
City of Concord



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A Closer Look

A Closer Look Artist Demonstrations

Listen to behind-the-scenes stories, inspirations and artistic processes during our A Closer Look artist series in The Galleries, held once per each exhibition.

Check back for upcoming dates.

Family Days

Make crafts at Creation Stations throughout The Galleries, take a tour of the latest exhibition, go on our ISpy Scavenger hunt. Check out the Art Nook. Ideal for preschool and elementary school ages, Family Days are FREE fun for everyone!

Family Day activities are now available in Spanish, too, with volunteer translators available from our partner, El Puento Hispano!!

Family Days ARE HELD FROM 1-4 PM.

Upcoming Family Days  
  • Saturday, June 8 - Family Day, Art Walk Pop Up and Performance

    Family Day
    Join us in the galleries to create a wonderful piece of jewelry with alternative materials.
    Art Walk Pop Up
    We're also bringing you a selection of makers and creators selling all things wearable, including crocheted creations and handmade jewelry.
    Performance: Sensory Friendly Chamber Music Concert with Dr. Elizabeth Sullivan and FriendsSensoryFriendlyConcert

    Join us at 1pm for a free to attend concert! Have you ever wanted to take your kids to a classical music concert but were worried they may not be able to handle the environment? We are partnering with Dr. Elizabeth Sullivan, music professor at UNC Charlotte, and her colleagues to provide a child-friendly musical concert that will also be performed in a way that invites neurodivergent children to enjoy the experience. We will have sensory tools, a quiet space for overstimulation, and other materials to have kids feel as comfortable as possible while enjoying the music!

    >> Register for the Sensory Friendly Concert

    This event is in collaboration with Lenz Studio, The Bead Lady and ShoeBeeDoo.

Frequently highlighted by Charlotte on the Cheap, the area’s popular go-to blog for free/low-cost family entertainment, Cabarrus Arts Council Family Days are fun and free!

The Cabarrus 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 1 pm and 4 pm. Family Days are free! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Cabarrus Arts Council thanks

Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust
Atrium Health
Embassy Suites
Corning Incorporated
Fifth Third
Hilton Garden Inn
Independent Tribune
Eli Lilly and Company
Explore Cabarrus
Market Street Studios
Billy Harrison Revocable Trust for Charity
Cabarrus Brewing Company
F&M Bank
Impact Technologies
Publix Super Markets Charities
Shoe Show
Uwharrie Bank
Younce & Co., P.A
City Of Concord
Kannapolis City
Midland Logo
Mt Pleasant Logo
Cabarrus County

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