Local artist?

Are you a local artist? We invite you to join us on the front lawn for Art Walks. Space is limited, so visit cabarrusartscouncil.org for more details. Cabarrus Arts Council photo

Artists: Are you interested in getting your handmade work out into the public eye? Art Walks are a perfect way to connect you with those interested in your art, and to meet other artists like you.

Art Walk

Hundreds of art lovers visit each Art Walk, often to purchase gifts for friends, families and teachers. Cabarrus Arts Council photo

Four times a year, the Cabarrus Arts Council offers Art Walks– free opportunities for artists to set up, display and sell their handmade work on our front lawn to the community. It’s free for both artists and the community.

The next Art Walk is Friday, August 23, 6-9 pm. All Art Walks are held at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord, NC.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot on the lawn for the August Art Walk, visit https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/community/art-walk to fill two forms by Friday, August 16.

Piedmont Woodturners Society

Frequently, artists, like the Piedmont Woodturners Society, set up a booth to demonstrate how their work is created. Cabarrus Arts Council photo

Other Cabarrus Council Art Walks Scheduled: Fridays, 6-9 pm, November 15, February 21 and May 29.

Art Walks are sponsored by Waste Pro.

THIS WEEK

Recreational Art Studio: Plant Art Workshop: Wednesday, July 31, 6:30-9:00pm; $25; Create a one of a kind succulent planter. Choose from various types of plants and planting accessories to create a unique planter; Includes all materials; Age 10+; 4959 Highway 49 South, Harrisburg; https://recreationalartstudio.com/2019-calendar-of-events/7/31plantart

NEXT WEEK

Beginning Sewing: Monday, August 5, 9am-3pm; Learn the basics including stitches, piecing, patterns, and how a sewing machine works; Prerequisite for all 4-H sewing classes; Ages 8-13. Cost $30. Register at www.cabarruscounty.us/register; Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension 715 Cabarrus Ave. W. Concord.

Kid Krafters: Tuesday, August 6, 4:30-5:30; Free - Ages 7-12 – It’s time to put the biggest star in our universe to work! Join us as we make planet sun catchers. Then hang them on your window and watch the sun shine through. 27 Union Street, Concord; http://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/kid-krafters-con-21/

Patron Paint Along: Teen Edition, Wednesday, August 7, 3-4pm; FREE; Ages 12-17 - Flex your painting skills! Design your own masterpiece or paint along with an on-screen artist. All painting materials provided by the library. Sponsored by the Friends of Kannapolis Library. Kannapolis Library, 850 Mountain St. Kannapolis; http://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/patron-paintalong-teen-edition-kan/

Pamper Yourself: Thursday, August 8, 9am-3pm; Make bath bombs and other fun items to pamper yourself or gifts for loved ones; Ages 8-13; for pricing and to register visit www.cabarruscounty.us/register; Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension 715 Cabarrus Ave. W. Concord.

Preschool Picassos: Friday, August 9, 10:30-12:30; Free - Ages 3‐5 with caregiver ‐ Does your child love to make messy art? Then join us for collaborative, process‐based art at the library! You WILL get messy – please wear old clothes! This is a drop-in event. Harrisburg Library 201 Sims Parkway, Harrisburg; http://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/preschool-picassos-har-27/

Live at the Library: Saturday, August 10, 4-5pm; Free - Enjoy Latin rhythm, rock, and jazz. Come join local band Chócala for an evening of music and fun. Concord Library 27 Union Street, Concord; http://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/live--the-library-con-1/

UPCOMING

Focus on Photography: Tuesday, August 13, 9am-3pm; Youth focus on equipment basics, sharpness, lighting, photo composition, sequencing and evaluation; for pricing and to register visit www.cabarruscounty.us/register; Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension 715 Cabarrus Ave. W. Concord.

Movies on Means: Thursday, August 15, 8:30-10:30; Downtown Concord hosts its inaugural movie series! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for Movies on Means, a summer movie series on Means Avenue! Free popcorn (while it lasts) Beer and wine available for purchase. Means Ave SE. Concord; https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/components/com_rsform/uploads/5d13b4df56d7b-movies_means_blank.png

Katblast Painting: Iron TuxedoKat Concord: Friday, August 16, 6:30-8:00; $35; Ongoing -  A play-off of Iron Chef America where seasoned chefs create a five-course meal with a secret main ingredient, Iron TuxedoKat Concord challenges creatives of all experience-levels to replicate an example painting using only this month's mystery tool. 37 Union St. S, Suite C. Concord; https://www.tuxedokat.com/iron-tuxedokat-concord

Share the Fair: Monday, August 19, 9am-3pm; Open design time to create items to be entered in the Cabarrus County Fair; for pricing and to register visit www.cabarruscounty.us/register; Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension 715 Cabarrus Ave. W. Concord.

Jewelry Making:  Tuesday, August 20, 9am-3pm; Use wire and gemstones to make your own jewelry. Learn about stone cutting and polishing, as well as jewelry design. Ages 8-13. Cost $30. Register at www.cabarruscounty.us/register; Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension 715 Cabarrus Ave. W. Concord.

Art Walk & Artist Reception – Friday, August 23, 6 – 9 pm; Tour The Galleries’ Splendid & Serene exhibition at your own pace and then stroll downtown Concord as dozens of artists sell their works.  The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St., South, Concord; Free and open to the public; sponsored by Waste Pro; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Celebration of the Arts – Tuesday, August 27, 6:30 pm; Look back on our past year during the Cabarrus Arts Council's annual celebration, Celebration of the Arts, with guest speaker Mike Wiley. Explore our new exhibition, Splendid & Serene, sponsored by Corning, and enjoy delicious appetizers plus beer and wine during the evening. Awards and recognitions will follow in the Davis Theatre. Special thanks to the Duke Energy, Sustaining Sponsor of the Cabarrus Arts Council Celebration of the Arts. Free and open to the public; Registration is required: Natasha@cabarrusartscouncil.org or 704-920-2787. Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street South, downtown Concord. Cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Flor de Toloache  – Friday, September 13, 2019, 8 pm, $37.50; On the Rise since their 2017 Latin Grammy win, all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache flavors its sound with Latin jazz, salsa, pop, cumbia, hip-hop and soul. The result is an edgy, fresh take on Latin music that excites old and new audiences alike. This performance is part of the Season Ticket Package. Save 7% by purchasing all six shows in the Season Ticket Package; The Davis Theatre 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 at http://bit.ly/2ShSEsg or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord.  

Movies on Means: Friday, September 20, 8:30-10:30; Downtown Concord hosts its inaugural movie series! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for Movies on Means, a summer movie series on Means Avenue! Free popcorn (while it lasts) Beer and wine available for purchase. Means Ave SE. Concord; https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/components/com_rsform/uploads/5d13b4df56d7b-movies_means_blank.png

The Gibson Brothers – Friday, October 4, 2019, 8 pm, $37.50; Known for decades as accomplished bluegrass heavyweights, Eric and Leigh Gibson have hit the road with a new sound and a new album in Mockingbird – a country-soul breakout with a strong ‘70s rock influence. The Davis Theatre 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 at http://bit.ly/2LZy3br or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord.  

 

Family Day – Saturday, October 19, 1 – 4 pm; Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age; sponsored by Atrium Health. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. South, Concord; Free and open to the public. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

HOBEY FORD’S GOLDEN ROD PUPPETS – ANIMALIA – Saturday, October 19, 4pm;

Adults: $10; Youth: $5; General admission seating; Hobey Ford’s ANIMALIA explores the magical world of animals and features Hobey’s original “foamies” puppets carved from large blocks of foam with intricate mechanical design that gives each puppet realistic movements. Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street South, downtown Concord. 704-920-2787; Cabarrusartscouncil.org.

 

The Jeff Whittington Bluegrass Band – Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7:30 pm, $15; A traditional bluegrass show that has become an annual tradition in the Davis Theatre, North Carolina Banjo Champion Jeff Whittington strums the right notes for those who love authentic bluegrass. The Davis Theatre 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 at http://bit.ly/2JA25AY

or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord.  

Dancing for the Arts – Saturday, November 9; The Cabarrus Arts Council’s popular dance competition that put local stars on the Davis stage; More details to come!

Art Walk and Artist Reception – Friday, November 15, 6 – 9 pm; Tour The Galleries’ Clay: Woodfire NC  exhibition at your own pace and then stroll downtown Concord as dozens of artists sell their works.  The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St., South, Concord; Free and open to the public; sponsored by Waste Pro; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Cookies with Santa   Wednesday, December 4, 3 - 6 pm; bring your kids to enjoy cookies with Santa at The Galleries; this event also includes a free photo courtesy Carolina Portrait Designs; free and open to the public; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Sip & Shop – Saturday, December 7, 10 – 3 pm; Give the gift of North Carolina pottery this year during Sip & Shop, the Cabarrus Arts Council’s shopping event in The Galleries. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St., South, Concord. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

THE KRUGER BROTHERS – Saturday, December 7, 2019, 4 pm, $32.50 & 8 pm, $37.50; Born and raised in Switzerland but based in North Carolina today, The Kruger Brothers delight audiences with their original songs that fuse classical music with Americana, folk and bluegrass genres. The Davis Theatre 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 http://bit.ly/2XLxiJO or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord.  

 

Family Day – Saturday, January 11, 1 – 4 pm; Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age; sponsored by Corning. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. South, Concord; Free and open to the public. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Opera Xpress Presents The Ugly Duckling – Saturday, January 11, 3pm;

Free, but must reserve in advance; General admission seating; “The Ugly Duckling” follows the story of a young duckling as it navigates being different and discovering its place on the farm. Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street South, downtown Concord. 704-920-2787; Cabarrusartscouncil.org.

The Black Market Trust – Saturday, January 25, 2020, 8 pm, $37.50;

The Black Market Trust brings high energy performances inspired by the legendary Rat-Pack crooners and Gypsy Jazz musicians from days gone by. The Davis Theatre 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 http://bit.ly/2LqoPFw

or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord.  

Jim Avett & Friends – Friday, January 31, 2020, 8 pm, $25; A new album of songs originally intended for his children’s ears only, Jim Avett’s Take it from Me will surely find its way into the hearts of his hometown fan base in the Davis Theatre. The Davis Theatre 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 at http://bit.ly/2Gesjqq

or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord.  

 

Davina & the Vagabonds -– Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8 pm, $37.50

Davina & the Vagabonds – Saturday, February 8, 8 pm; $37.50Davina Lozier has been compared to Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin and Amy Winehouse, but make no mistake, she’s an original. Davina and the Vagabonds’ down-and-dirty blues will leave you yearning for more. The Davis Theatre 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 at http://bit.ly/2XOcVXD

or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord.  

Art Walk and Artist Reception – Friday, February 21, 6 – 9 pm; Tour The Galleries’ Tone  exhibition at your own pace and then stroll downtown Concord as dozens of artists sell their works.  The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St., South, Concord; Free and open to the public; sponsored by Waste Pro; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Melinda Doolittle – Saturday, March 7, 2020, 8 pm, $40; Now a center stage phenom who sings The Great American Soulbook, this American Idol finalist delivers flawless vocals with a mesmerizing precision that captivates her audiences. The Davis Theatre 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 http://bit.ly/2XHRqMY

or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord. 

Susan Werner & David Myles Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8 pm, $37.50

Two songwriters. One evening in the Davis. Folksinger Susan Werner has a reputation as a daring and innovative songwriter with a killer live show. Canadian folk jazz singer David Myles is part soulful pop crooner and part back porch roots musician. The Davis Theatre 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 at http://bit.ly/2GezZsD

or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord. 

The Steel Wheels  – Saturday, April 4, 2020, 8 pm, $37.50

The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. The Davis Theatre 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 at http://bit.ly/2XMuyMo

or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord. 

Family Day – Saturday, April 25, 1 – 4 pm; Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age; sponsored by Atrium Health. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. South, Concord; Free and open to the public. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Breakfast for the Arts – Friday, May 15, 7:30 am; The Breakfast for the Arts fundraiser serves up children’s performances and inspirational speakers to show the impact of the arts on our community; Reservations are required for this free event; email Natasha@cabarrusartscouncil.org or call the Cabarrus Arts Council at 704-920-2787.

Art Walk and Artist Reception – Friday, May 29, 6 – 9 pm; Tour The Galleries’ Fresh Works exhibition at your own pace and then stroll downtown Concord as dozens of artists sell their works.  The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St., South, Concord; Free and open to the public; sponsored by Waste Pro;  www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Family Day – Saturday, June 20, 1 – 4 pm; Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age; Sponsored by Dominion Energy; The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St., South, Concord; Free and open to the public. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

ONGOING

Activities in The Galleries; Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm during exhibitions; Art Box – 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. I Spy Scavenger Hunt – Get a scavenger list at the front desk, then search the art in The Galleries for everything on it. It’s a fun game for all ages, and a great way to pick up the details of artwork. Think about it – 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.

Exhibitions: Clay – Thursday, November 8 – Saturday, January 26, 2019;

Selections – Thursday, February 14 – Thursday, April 18; On Paper – Thursday, May 16 – Friday, July 26; Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Clear water artist studios: Learn the Age-Old Art of Pastels; See Website for Registration; Pastel Classes are offered by Regina Burchett on an individual or small group basis.  Classes are typically 2 hours in length, and the materials are included for the first two classes. Individual classes are $30 per two hour session; Clearwater artist studios; 223 Crowell DR NW, Concord. http://www.clearwaterartists.com/classes/ .

Saturday Night Dance: 7:00-10:00 pm; The second and fourth Saturday of the month there will be a live band at the Senior Center - Concord. Doors open at 6:30 pm. $6 per person at the door unless otherwise noted; 331 Corban Ave, Concord NC 28025; http://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/public/event/saturday-night-dance-42/

Brenda’s Art Studio: Summer Art Camp; Weekly, Mon-Fri, 9:00-11:30 am; this summer camp includes multiple activities drawing, painting, pottery, sculptures, crafts.  Materials and snacks provided. Location: Brenda's Art Studio, 1211 Winecoff School Rd, Concord; Call 704-786-8570 to save your place in the camp. http://brendasartstudio.com/StudentActivities.html

Lyrics & Laughs; first & third Tuesday of each month, 1 - 2 pm; come sit around, sing your heart out and smile along the way; Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave, Concord; www.cabarruscounty.us.

Voice and Performance Lessons –teacher and professional singer/performer Daniel Truhitte, from The Sound of Music fame; available for students of all ages and skill levels; ideal for those interested in singing professionally, for school and church performances, or just for fun; for more information, email danieltruhitte@gmail.com or call 704-791-9100.

Open Mic Night/Live Music – enjoy open mic night every Wednesday, and live music every Friday and Saturday at Lil’ Robert’s Place Taps, 25 Union Street South, Downtown Concord. Free. www.facebook.com/LilRobertsPlace.

Actors of Tomorrow – a non-profit children’s theatre organization for youth of any theatre experience, 6012 Bayfield Parkway, Ste. 370, Concord www.actorsoftomorrow.org.

Artist Demonstrations and Open Studios – ClearWater’s Gallery is open Wednesday –Friday, Noon-5pm, every 2nd Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm or by appointment; free and open to the public; The ClearWater Gallery, 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord; clearwaterartists.com.

Creative Connections – Anew group meant to bring together all the arts and culture advocates in our community to discover who is here to work with and build our creative community in Cabarrus County; open to all artists, from belly dancers to writers, jugglers to quilters, art event organizers welcome as well; for more information about the next meeting, visit www.facebook.com/CreativeConnectionsCabarrus/

Southern Piedmont Woodturners – 3rd Tuesday evening monthly – monthly demonstrations, Q&A Sessions, and sometimes hands-on opportunities to try new techniques; anyone interested in woodturning is welcome to visit and join; 223 Crowell St, Concord at Clearwater Artist Studios; http://www.spwoodturners.com.

The Cabarrus Art Guild: Open Studio, Every Tuesday, 11am-3:30pm; Bring your project, your own supplies and join fellow artists, you don't have to be an 

Art Guild member to take part; There is no cost; Located on, 223 Crowell Dr. NW in Concord.

The Cabarrus Arts Council contributes The Arts and Entertainment column, which highlights the arts in Cabarrus County, to the Independent Tribune each Wednesday.  Please use the contact information provided to confirm the details of events.  If you would like your arts information to be considered for inclusion, please email Elisabeth Thornton at elisabeth@cabarrusartscouncil.org.

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