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** 

Gallery Hours of Operation: 10am-4pm Monday-Friday


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.


Artist Application 

Submission Deadline is August 15th, 2022 at 5pm. 

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

RECEPTION: Join us for the  Mud at the Mill opening reception on Friday, September 16th, 6:30pm-8:30pm 

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. 

Submission Deadline is  November 1st. 

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

RECEPTION: Join us for the Through Our Lens opening reception Friday, November 18th, 6:30pm-8:30pm 

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. ( Submission Details for this show will be available in January 2023).

Call to Artist :TBA


 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


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 Art Pop Street Gallery 10th Anniversary!   Art Pop 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 



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