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Cornelius Arts District Soiree – February 21, 2019

Join us on February 21 for an evening celebrating the arts in the historic Cornelius arts district. Cain Center for the Arts is partnering with Bella Love and Old Town Public House to host a Cornelius Arts District Soiree at Brick Row from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will feature entertainment by Rusty Knox and The HC Oakes Duo, food and beverages (provided by D9 Brewing Company and Olde Mecklenburg Brewery), and lots of giveaways featuring Cain Center’s new logo!

Cain Center for the Arts partners with Arts & Science Council to offer a day of culture on January 26

Cain Center for the Arts will host a day of culture during Connect with Culture Days, an annual Arts & Science Council (ASC) event that provides the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community with free cultural experiences and activities.

Connect with Culture Days kicks off on Friday, Jan. 25 and continues through Saturday, Jan. 26. In Cornelius, Cain Center for the Arts will present multiple free visual arts experiences on Saturday at Cornelius Town Hall (21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius) from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

“We are excited to be an arts and cultural hub for Connect with Culture Days in the Lake Norman area,” says executive director Justin Dionne. “There is a huge community here that believes in the arts, and we are excited to give them a taste of what the center has to offer during this community-focused event.”

The center’s visual arts experiences include activities that emulate artists like Piet Mondrian, Alexander Calder, Diego Rivera, Henri Matisse, Faith Ringgold and Georgia O’Keefe.

“Everyone deserves to experience arts and culture regardless of where they live or what they can afford,” ASC President Robert Bush says. “Connect with Culture Days brings a sampling of our vibrant cultural community beyond Charlotte’s Center City and directly into neighborhoods.”

In addition to offering arts, science, history and heritage experiences throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg, ASC’s Connect with Culture Days also offers free entry into participating museums in the Queen City. A full schedule of arts and cultural experiences and participating cultural organizations is available at

ASC’s Connect with Culture Days is sponsored by Culture Blocks, Duke Energy, Novant Health, University City Partners and Atrium Health.

Cornelius Jazz Festival – May 19, 2018

We will be at the upcoming Cornelius Jazz Festival on Sat., May 19, from 5-9 p.m. at Smithville Park. Come see us at our tent, and learn more about Cornelius Arts Center. We will also have an activity for the kiddos.

You can also enjoy roaming the park, which will be filled with vendors, food trucks, craft beer, wine, activities for children, and all that jazz!

To volunteer with Cornelius Arts Center, click here.