Tomorrow: Art, Culture, and Dancing at The Grace Chapel

The Culture Initiative is putting on its Seventh Annual Showcase. Art party to follow.

Gear up for an art event that covers an array of art forms and cultural richness.


Tomorrow night, Culture Initiative is hosting its 7th Year Anniversary Showcase: Spaces, in The Grace Chapel (217 South Brevard Street in the Second Ward) and its adjacent buildings. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., guests will be part of an immersive experience where living “spaces” will be created by Amelie’s French Bakery, Tuft and Curate, Oak City Hustle (Raleigh), and Enemy to Fashion and Weird Empire. Inside of these unique living spaces, local artists’ work will be displayed. They will also serve as stages for performance artists.


And we all know that an art show isn’t complete without the art party afterwards. After the lively main exhibit, the party continues next door from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. with a full lineup of art and music.


Prepare to see some grooving going on: “The art party differs from the main exhibit of the showcase as it turns things up a bit and allows the artists to let loose.  When we started Culture Initiative, most of our early events were a fusing of dance music and art.  Although we have grown our mission through the years, we will never forget our roots … and that is to have fun,” CI co-founder and president Joel Tracy said in a press release leading up to the event.


Young Empires, Foreign Air, and Shadowgraphs will be playing the art party. CI has partnered with some of Charlotte’s favorite establishments like NoDa Brewing and Daily Press, so we know this event is sure to be a hit.


To get in on the art action and enjoy Charlotte’s culture in of our city’s historical buildings, the art exhibit and art party have two separate price tags. For the exhibit from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., it’s $15, and the art party following is $20. Part of the proceeds will benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Charlotte, which is a nonprofit promoting early childhood literacy, giving free age-appropriate books to kids up to five years old.


To see a full list of partners and additional details, visit the event’s webpage. You can also buy tickets there as well.

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