Inspiration. Education
Community. Entertainment.

Visiting an art gallery is a fantastic way to relax, have fun, learn about the world we live in, and find inspiration for your own artistic endeavors. Cain Center for the Arts is proud to announce the presentation of 5 wonderful exhibitions during the 2022-2023 season with the Cain Center for the Arts. 

Explore this year’s inviting selection of shows and learn more about the artists and their work below.

Take note of the opening and closing dates and make plans to join us for the reception of each exhibit, where you will have the opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy an evening of artist talks with light refreshments provided.

Shows offering a “Call to Artists”  will include information on how to submit your work for consideration

** Each artist will receive a 60% commission for pieces sold during an exhibit** 


Cain Center for the Arts operates two facilities with exhibits.  Please find our gallery hours on the CONTACT page.


Home Grown
01/30- 03/31

ABOUT THE SHOW:  Home Grown is annual exhibit that is open for the local artists in our community. It is non-juried, and multi-media. We welcome artists of all levels, and mediums of all kinds for this show.

We enjoy seeing the wonderful displays of creativity, fun and technique curated into one exhibit.

Home Grown will be hosted at the CAC.

Submission Deadline: January 11th- January 20th

Artwork will only be accepted from January 11th to January 20th.

Any artwork dropped off early or late will not be accepted for the show. This exhibit permits only one piece per artist.


 Opening Reception : February 3rd, 6:30pm- 8:30pm 


 Reception :  Join us for the opening reception  February 3rd, Friday 6:30pm- 8:30pm 

Irvin Law Group and Friends
04/10- 06/02

ABOUT THE SHOW: Irvin Law Group and Friends will be hosted at Cain Center for the Arts.

Irvin Law and Friends is a privately lent exhibit from Irvin
Law Group that has become a tradition at the Cain Center for the Arts.

This exhibit also serves as a fundraiser where a percentage
of the proceeds go towards programming for the Visual Arts and Education
department. Irvin Law and Friends is a multi-medium exhibition that encourages
artists to submit artwork of all types. This wide range of artwork, artists,
and participating patrons share one common ground—a love of art.

We hope you will come out and visit the Irvin Law and
Friends Exhibit.


Reception TBA


ArtPop Street Gallery:
10th Anniversary
06/12 - 08/04

ABOUT THE SHOW:  Cain Center for the Arts and ArtPop Street Gallery are celebrating ArtPop Street Gallery 10th Anniversary!  ArtPop Street Gallery  Charlotte Class of 2023 will be the participating artists in this exhibit.

RECEPTION : Join us for our opening reception June 16th,  Friday 6:30pm- 8:30pm 

Cain Family: Instructor Show
06/12 - 08/04

ABOUT THE SHOW:  The Cain Family Instructor Show is a chance for current and past students to come and admire the work of their favorite teachers . Our instructors are passionate professionals that create a wonderful environment of skill building and fine arts dialogue. 

 This show is for the community to see what our family here at the Cain Center for the Arts has to offer in our classrooms! 


Reception : Join us for our opening reception June 9th, Friday  6:30pm-8:30pm 




Mud at the Mill

09/12 - 11/11

ABOUT SHOW: The gallery show showcases functional, sculptural and experimental work that utilizes clay as the primary material.  The show is open to all, from students to established artists as we celebrate a variety of use and techniques.

Exhibit Dates: September 12th through November 11th, 2022. 


Through Our Lens : Digital Art and Photography

11/14 - 01/13

 ABOUT OUR SHOW:  Through Our Lens is a exhibit that brings forth colorful, perspective and story telling through Digital Art, and Photography. A small group of Digital Artists and Photographers from North Carolina come together and display their love for their art. The purpose of the
exhibit is to show our community the variety of art that people can use,
appreciate and know. 

    Exhibit Dates: November 14th, 2022 – January 13, 2023               



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