Charlotte

The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in Charlotte that can create transformational and sustainable change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Program Director Susan Patterson.

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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte “Center City” campus located at 320 E. 9th Street uptown can’t be missed. It is an eye-catching and unusual twisted glass building, bursting forth from a seemingly empty area of uptown. How fitting that it is also the showcase for some of UNC Charlotte’s most innovative creative works. […]

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PROJECT Trio members may have all been classically trained, but their music is anything but traditional. Don’t miss the premiere of their original arrangement of the classic “Peter and the Wolf.” The Charlotte Symphony (a Knight Arts grantee) presents an extra-special retelling of Prokofiev’s popular orchestral adventure, “Peter and the Wolf,” featuring PROJECT Trio. PROJECT Trio […]

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May 14, 2012 Update: Click here to view photos from the May 4 event. Merging music with visuals is not new. But, on Friday, May 4, the Charlotte Symphony is exploring new territory with the premiere of an original animated video by visual artist Matthew Weinstein to be displayed on a screen suspended above the […]

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By Susan Jedrzejewski, McColl Center for Visual Art On July 2, 2012 McColl Center for Visual Art welcomes two artists, Guthrie Ramsey and Kellie Jones, to begin one-month terms as Knight Artists-in-Residence. While this husband and wife team will have individual residences, their experience will overlap when they partner to explore the musical and visual cultures […]

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Community School of the Arts is delighted to debut this new, ten-minute video showcasing the joy of music and art in Charlotte. We invite you to watch the video, share it with friends and family, and help CSA tell the important story of arts education in Charlotte.

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MoNA Gallery is a funky, eclectic place to experience local handmade art. MoNA — which is short for Museum of Neighborhood Art — is comfortable and inviting while still having a gallery feel. MoNA’s mission is to promote the works of local and regional emerging and established artists through monthly exhibitions, special events, classes and […]

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There has been a great deal of bad press regarding the wealthy in our nation. Yet, many of these same people are generous and philanthropic beyond what the rest of us often realize. The Foundation For The Carolinas is a local example of a successful hub for philanthropy through the generosity of many, and its […]

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Every city has its things, people and places that are unique to that area. Charlotte’s stories — its culture — are scattered throughout our many diverse neighborhoods. Twenty twelve is a big year for the Queen City. In early September, Charlotte will host the Democratic National Convention, which puts us in the national — and […]

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You don’t have to look far to find awesome art, science, history and cultural projects or organizations that the Arts & Science Council is involved with. The creative economy is growing in the Charlotte area, and our Arts & Science Council (a Knight arts grantee) is an innovative force behind this trend. For a number […]

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By Aaron Fiedler, Arts & Science Council In February, the Arts & Science Council (ASC) and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation brought murder, mystery and intrigue to the streets of Uptown Charlotte. Mysterious author J.P. wrote The Lady of Charlotte Mystery which took readers on a journey through the fictional account and […]

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