Arts + Culture

9 Things to Do and See in Charlotte: February 2023

Picasso Lands in Charlotte Feb. 11-May 21 CHARLOTTE is the first of only two U.S. cities (the other: Cincinnati) to host the American Federation of Arts’ Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds. The exhibit will feature around 45 paintings that span…

11 Fall Festivals Arriving Soon in Charlotte

Is there a better time or place for outdoor festivals than fall in North Carolina? Here are festivals coming up where you can get some fresh air—without sweating your backside off—and human connection. It’s hard to say which we’re craving more.

5 Charlotte Festivals to Visit in June

Charlotte Black Film Festival Hilton Charlotte University Place Hotel and online June 23-26, Tickets $20-129, Tommy Nichols created the festival in 2010 after attending a presentation by Ronnie Bryant, then-CEO…

4 Charlotte Events to Know: April 2022

Mind Matters One in five U.S. adults—about 52.9 million people—suffers from mental illness, says the National Institute for Mental Health. So now that we’ve spent two-plus years talking about physical health, let’s talk about the psyche. Discovery Place Science and…

The Queen's Gambit: Behind Charlotte's Arts Sector Shake-Up

For decades, the City of Charlotte helped fund the Arts & Science Council, an independent nonprofit. In 2021, the city changed tack: It appointed Priya Sircar as its first arts and culture officer and assembled a board to distribute funding and develop a long-range plan. Could the move help turn Charlotte into a cultural destination?

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