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Gallery Activities



The Galleries' activities offer gateways to the exhibitions, allowing visitors to go beyond looking and talking about works of art to engaging with art in new ways. With these  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

Art Labs take students ages 6-16 on a guided tour through the current exhibition in The Galleries before heading into the lab to explore the artistic processes and subjects they viewed. Registration and adult supervision are required. Art Labs are limited to 15 students.

Material Revelation
Date: Wednesday, May 22
Time: 10:30am-12pm
Cost: $5
Date: Wednesday, June 12
Time: 10:30am-12pm
Cost: $5

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Art on the Go

Introducing Art on the Go, our new traveling arts activity series! We'll bring the craft projects, instructors and arts supplies. You bring your imagination. 

Next Stop:

Midland Public Library
4297 NC-24 27 C, Midland, NC
Thursday, May 23 | 1:00 pm

Come to Midland Public Library and experience the art of jewelry making by exploring everyday materials such as cardboard, paper, paint, and thread. Participants will be able to create a piece of jewelry to take home.

Future Art on the Go Stops:

Check back soon for our next scheduled stop!

Art on the Go events are sponsored by the Hilliard Family Foundation. They're free and open to the public.

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I Spy Artwork Scavenger Hunt

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Friday from 10:00am-5:00pm and Saturday from 11:00am-4:00pm

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:
Tuesday-Friday from 10:00am-5:00pm and Saturday from 11:00am-4:00pm

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:
Tuesday-Friday from 10:00am-5:00pm and Saturday from 11:00am-4:00pm

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.


Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Friday from 10:00am-5:00pm and Saturday from 11:00am-4:00pm

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.

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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
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Cabarrus County

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