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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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In October of 2012, the Arts & Science Council in partnership with Mecklenburg County opened Studio 345 at Spirit Square. Studio 345 is a free, after-school youth development program that uses the arts, specifically digital photography and multimedia, to engage and inspire students. The program aims to foster a sense of belonging and interconnectedness through […]

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The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art will pay tribute to jazz piano greats Ahmad Jamal, George Shearing and Oscar Peterson next month. Preforming on September 5th at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. in the museum lobby, the Ziad Jazz Quartet, along with pianist Noel Freidline, will play jazz standards like “Poinciana,” “Lullaby of Birdland” and […]

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This weekend is your last chance to see “Measure for Measure” produced by the Charlotte Shakespeare Festival. The final three shows are August 22 and 23 at 8 p.m., and August 24 at 3 p.m. at the Booth Playhouse. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. “Measure for Measure” is one of Shakespeare’s comedies, but […]

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Imagine 2025: Share the Vision

Published on 14 August 2014 by in Charlotte

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Reserve your seat now for “Imagine 2025: Share the Vision,” a creative and interactive arts event to debate, dream and envision the future of the cultural sector in Charlotte. Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and presented by the Arts & Science Council, “Imagine 2025” will be held on Tuesday, September […]

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By Bonita Buford, Harvey B. Gantt Center In 1974, on a sweltering day in late August, an outdoor festival heralded the launch of a concept to celebrate and recognize the historical, cultural and societal contributions of African Americans in Charlotte, North Carolina. This Afro-American Cultural and Service Center represented the unwavering determination of its founders, […]

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If, like me, you are largely unimpressed with the blockbusters hitting the major cinemas lately, rest assured there is a source for independent, artsy and foreign films in the Queen City: the Charlotte Film Society. Founded in 1982, the Society is a non-profit organization “dedicated to providing a choice in moving going experiences.” They support […]

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August 9th and 10th is the last weekend to enjoy the floral delights at The Mint Museum’s “Allure of Flowers: Botanical Motifs in Craft, Design, and Fashion” exhibition. Entirely drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, “Allure of Flowers” takes a look at the evolution of floral ornament in the applied arts from the mid-19th century […]

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With fall just around the corner, the performing arts organizations in the Queen City are gearing up for exciting new seasons. The Charlotte Ballet 2014/2015 season tickets just went on sale August 1st, and the company is billing it as a “history-making season,” which is certainly the case, as it is the first full season […]

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The Charlotte-based Women’s Impact Fund, one of the largest women’s collective giving groups in the country, recently awarded the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art $54,600 grant. The grant will provide funding to the museum’s artists in schools and accessibility programs, as well as community outreach to under-served populations. The Women’s Impact Fund awards grants annually […]

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It is time for the Community Supported Art (CSA) fall growing season. That’s right – shares to receive nine limited-edition works of art from local Charlotte artists go on sale this Thursday July 31st at 10 a.m. The Community Supported Art Program started in 2013 and is based on the concept of Community Supported Agriculture, […]

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