Events & Artist Demos

The Galleries organize Art Walks 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.

Art Walk

Stroll through The Galleries and be sure to enjoy the artwork all throughout our beautiful downtown here in Concord. Our Art Walks always take place on Fridays from 6:00-9:00 pm.

Next Art Walk

Selections - Friday, February 22, 2019

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Future Art Walks

On Paper - Friday, May 31, 2019

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Sip & Shop

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Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 11 am - 8 pm

Give the gift of North Carolina pottery this year during Sip & Shop, the Cabarrus Arts Council's 9-hour shopping event in The Galleries. Hot apple cider will be served until 5 PM, and then a selection of wines during the evening.

Cookies with Santa

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Bring your kids to enjoy cookies and a free photo with Santa in The Galleries on Wednesday, December 5th from 3-6pm! This FREE event takes place at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street South in dowtown Concord.

We’ll provide Santa. You bring the kids and Carolina Portrait Designs will provide the image.

Learn More About Our Santa

Family Days

Saturday, January 26, 2019
1:00pm to 4:00 pm

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

Featuring Opera Xpress "Busy Bee"

Thank you to our sponsor for the January 26 Family Day, Corning!

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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.

Future Family Days

Selections - Saturday, April 6, 2019 (featuring Arthur Trace, Magician)
Sponsored by Atrium Health
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On Paper - Saturday, June 22, 2019

Corporate Sponsors

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  • Duke Energy
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Independent Tribune
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  • Wells Fargo