Now through December 8, Cabarrus County Library visitors can give back to the community while taking care of overdue fines during the Food for Fines program. Patrons can donate canned food items in exchange for a $2-per-item credit toward overdue fines.
The Spring into Arts Festival committee is currently accepting applications for the 2019 festival. The festival will take place Saturday, May 11 from 10 - 4 p.m. in Downtown Concord and attracts artist from across the region. The centerpiece of the festival is a juried art show with artists spanning a wide variety of mediums including jewelry, ceramics, wood, painting, photography, glass and textiles. Early-bird deadline for applications is January 31, 2019 with a $65 application fee.
A Holiday tradition returns! Little ones are invited to enjoy cookies with Santa at the Cabarrus Arts Council on Wednesday, December 5 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. in The Galleries. Bring the entire family to have your photo taken by Carolina Portrait Designs. For more information call 704-920-ARTS (2787).
Historic Cabarrus Association, Inc. announces their new Ornament Collection just in time for the holiday season! The 2018 ornament design is a full-color, 3D metal rendering of the Historic 1876 Courthouse. The ornament is the first in a new annual series of holiday ornaments that Historic Cabarrus will be designing and selling.
In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!
Join us in Downtown Concord this Friday for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Art Walk! Art Walk is from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. throughout Downtown. Stop in at the Cabarrus Arts Council and check out the annual Clay exhibition! The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m. with children's activities and trolley and carriage rides. Stage entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the lighting of the tree will be at 8:30 p.m. followed by fireworks!
On National Small Saturday, November 24, Downtown Concord is participating in a big way! Not only will your downtown businesses be offering great giveaways and specials for Small Business Saturday customers, anyone that spends any amount in a participating downtown business will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win $250 in Downtown Concord Dollars!
The Galleries' Clay exhibition features 28 potters from North Carolina - 18 of which are new to the Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries this year! Enjoy various works from all price levels including works from potters Adam Landman and Anne Partna of Blue Hen Pottery (featured above), great for holiday gift giving!
Join the Cabarrus Arts Council for the 4th Annual Dancing for the Arts this Saturday, November 10 from 6:00 p.m. - Midnight! An event that benefits the Cabarrus Arts Council, your ticket includes: a cocktail buffet, Dancing for the Arts show, and an after party that includes cocktails and dancing until midnight!
Join us Saturday, December 1 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for this year's Holiday Happenings event!
Enjoy free horse-drawn wagon rides for young and old alike. Children may also participate in the Gingerbread Candy Hunt where they must find their decoration (candy) pieces from our downtown businesses to create a gingerbread house to take home. Registration for the Great Gingerbread Candy Hunt is going on now! Register online or by phone: 704-784-4208. Space is limited; $10/child.