About Us

The Cabarrus Arts Council is dedicated to providing a wide variety of cultural arts programs that celebrate the rich diversity of our county and our world. The arts council programs and operates the Davis Theatre and The Galleries, conducts one of North Carolina's largest art-in-education programs for both the Cabarrus County and Kannapolis City school systems, supports arts organizations and artists through grants and workshops, and serves as a catalyst and consultant for public and corporate art.

Latest News

See John Wayne Movie at the Davis May 22

Modern Film Fest at the Davis will present a free screening of the John Wayne comedy western McLintock! on Thursday, May 22, at 7 p.m. Wayne, as George Washington McLintock, isn’t the only big name in the film, based loosely on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Maureen O’Hara plays his wife and Stefanie Powers, his daughter. Patrick Wayne and Aissa Wayne, son and daughter of The Duke, are also featured. Originally released in 1963, McLintock! is a light-hearted movie with plenty of action and comedy, including mud fights and brawls.


Folk Music’s ‘Rustic Renaissance Man’ at the Davis Theatre May 2

John McCutcheon will perform at the Davis Theatre Friday, May 2, at 8 p.m. A master of a dozen traditional instruments, he plays a mix of traditional songs and original music that appeals to people of all generations and backgrounds. He has recorded 36 albums, including six that were nominated for the Grammy. Johnny Cash called him “the best instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.” His stories introducing songs are so good that he has appeared multiple times at the National Storytelling Festival. He has played everywhere from Australia to Nicaragua, written children’s books and debuted his work with symphony orchestras.



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Upcoming Events


The arts council offices and The Galleries will be closed April 18-27. They will reopen Monday, April 28.


Performance: John McCutcheon

Friday, May 2

8 pm

Davis Theatre

Show by Grammy-nominated folk musician.


Film Screening: McClintock

Thursday, May 22

7 pm

Davis Theatre

Free screening of a John Wayne movie.








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The arts council is looking for volunteer docents for The Galleries and ushers for Davis Theatre productions. More information...

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