Bringing Culture Close to Home

Categories: Blog, Home Featured
El Alma de la Luna performing at an ASC Culture Blocks community dinner.
Why This Matters: Culture Blocks continues to engage people in communities that have historically low levels of participation with ASC-funded programs. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Over the past several months, local residents have seen their libraries and recreation centers transformed into hubs for cultural activity through ASC’s Culture Blocks program. Launched in 2015 and …

Read More

Celebrating Carolina Artists

Categories: Blog
Blumenthal Performing Arts' "Tribute to Carolina Artists” at Spirit Square recognizes celebrated artists born in or having strong connections to North or South Carolina.
Why This Matters: Blumenthal Performing Art’s tribute to notable artists from the Carolinas offered local artists a chance to create art installments at Spirit Square. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager The faces of eight of the most famous artists to ever call the Carolinas home now grace the columns of Spirit Square. Maya Angelou. Romare …

Read More

Two Turntables and an ArtPop Billboard

Categories: Blog
Why This Matters: ArtPop showcases the work of local artists on billboards across the Charlotte region. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager A set of Hello Kitty markers changed everything for Julio Gonzalez. Before saving the markers from the garbage heap, his artwork was black and white and shades of gray. “I never worked with color. …

Read More

New Public Art in Charlotte’s Sedgefield Neighborhood

Categories: Blog
Why This Matters: The “Sedgefield Totem” brings more neighborhood-based public art to Charlotte. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager For Central Piedmont Community College instructor Paula Smith, creating “Sedgefield Totem” for Charlotte’s Sedgefield neighborhood was akin to a master’s class in public art. The artwork, dedicated in June, is a result of the Neighborhoods in Creative …

Read More

ASC Announces FY17 Investments to Help Ensure Culture For All

Categories: News & Media
Investments will provide more support to emerging organizations and reflect the region’s diversity CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 5, 2016) — ASC, the chief advocate, resource hub and steward for the Charlotte- Mecklenburg region’s cultural community, announced today initial and planned investments for FY17 – a combined $13.6 million to help ensure Culture For All. The investments …

Read More