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

Biggest Art Walk of the Year Nov. 21

The biggest Art Walk of the Year will take place Friday, Nov. 21, 6-9 p.m., the same night as the City of Concord’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities. The Art Walk, which is organized by the Cabarrus Arts Council, will include visual art displays, entertainment and other free activities all over Concord. A highlight will be the opening reception for The Galleries Discover Local and Shop Seagrove exhibitions. Two exhibiting artists will talk about their work and demonstrate some of their techniques: Robert Alvin Crum and Regina Calton Burchett. A free shuttle from The Galleries will take guests to and from ClearWater Artist Studios.


Time Sawyer at the Davis Theatre Dec. 4

Charlotte band Time Sawyer, which will perform at the Davis Theatre in December, doesn’t like to label its music as any one genre because it has elements of so many styles, including folk, bluegrass, rock and blues. If you have to choose something, it would probably be “folk rock” or “Americana,” according to band member Sam Tayloe. Time Sawyer blends a grassroots feel with heart-felt lyrics to put on a high-energy, entertaining show. The versatile band has garnered a big following in the Southeast and has also toured the Pacific Northwest and Texas. It recently was selected for the 2015 version of the prestigious MerleFest, which bills itself as a traditional music festival.




Upcoming Events


The arts council and The Galleries will be closed Nov. 22-30. The offices will reopen on Dec. 1 at 8:30 am and The Galleries at 10 am.


Art Walk

Friday, Nov. 21

6-9 pm

Downtown Concord

Features opening reception at The Galleries and the City of Concord Tree Lighting festivities.


After School Cookies with Santa

Wednesday, Dec. 3

3-5 pm

The Galleries

Meet Santa and enjoy cookies and the artwork.


Concert: Time Sawyer

Thursday, Dec. 4

7:30 pm

Davis Theatre

Performance by Charlotte folk rock band.




Want to volunteer for the arts council?

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

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