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Why this matters: Learn more about local candidate’s positions on arts and culture so you can make informed decisions when you vote this November. By ASC Staff Use the links below to read the candidates’ opinions about public funding of cultural programs, and the role arts, science and history should play in our communities. City of …

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Six Things to Do During National Arts & Humanities Month

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Why This Matters: National Arts & Humanities Month is a collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. By Giovanna Torres Marketing and Communications Assistant  October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM), the largest annual celebration for the arts and humanities in the nation. Throughout the month-long celebration – and from coast-to-coast – people recognize …

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Behind the Scenes of Costume Design with N.C. Native William Ivey Long

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William Ivey Long in his studio with inspiration boards for “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again,” 2016. Photograph by Jonathan Becker.
Why This Matters: The Mint Museum exhibition William Ivey Long: Costume Designs 2007-2016 offers backstage access to the art of costume design and is the first of three exhibitions during the museum’s “Year of Fashion.” By Rebecca E. Elliot The Mint Museum For more than four decades, The Mint Museum has been building, conserving, and sharing …

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What ‘Dinner and a Show’ Means to Charlotte’s Economy

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5Church, a new-American restaurant in uptown Charlotte, offers theatergoers a special prefix menu before Broadway shows at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. It’s one of the many restaurants that benefits from Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s vibrant arts scene. Photo credit: 5Church.
Why This Matters: The Charlotte-region’s nonprofit arts industry generates $359 million in annual economic impact and returns $31.5 million in revenue to local and state coffers. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager If you want to get a taste for what the arts mean to Charlotte’s economy, walk into an uptown restaurant before the start of …

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Enjoy Beer and Art in Charlotte Breweries

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Why This Matters: Charlotte-area breweries have connected local artists and cultural organizations to new audiences, while the cultural community has helped breweries attract and retain customers. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Good art and beer are a natural pairing. Both take discipline, practice and discovery to create. Both can require creative problem solving. And, in …

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